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On 1 June 2016 Open State Foundation and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union will host the very first TransparencyCamp Europe in Amsterdam.

TransparencyCamp is an unconference that focuses on open data, new technologies and policies for open government. One themes that will undoubtedly be discussed in the unconference on 1st June is public procurement, and how to open up the contracting process through greater participation and disclosure.

However, with so much going on around open contracting right now, and many of the wider open contracting community heading to Amsterdam, we thought it would be a good opportunity to have a dedicated open contracting fringe event on 31 May. So, together with the Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (Hivos), we’re organising a full day of open contracting sessions.

In the morning take part in an interactive training workshop, introducing the basics of open contracting, details of the Open Contracting Data Standard, and how to promote disclosure and participation at every stage of the contracting process.

In the afternoon join us for presentations and small-group discussions exploring the ways in which groups across Europe are making contracting data more accessible and more impactful.

Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam
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Reserve your place at the open contracting workshop now.

(Separate registration for the 1st June TransparencyCamp unConference is available here)

Outline agenda:

10:00 – 13:00 – An introduction to Open Contracting & the Open Contracting Data Standard
Jointly facilitated by HIVOS and the Open Contracting Data Standard helpdesk.

Introducing the basics of Open Contracting, why it matters, and how to promote disclosure and participation across the whole contracting process.

The session will include an in-depth dive into the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS), and how it can be implemented as part of wider programmes of reform with both governments and civil society intermediaries.  

Suitable for anyone thinking about the basics of Open Contracting, and exploring how to implement or use OCDS data.

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 16:00Open Contracting around Europe
Lightning talks, followed by panel discussions and ‘speed-geek’ breakout sessions. Come to learn about the cutting edge of red flag analysis, visualising contract data, and getting a picture of public contracting across the EU.

16:00 – 17:00 – Co-working
Break-out time to go in-depth on exploring particular tools and technologies with peers.

Get in touch with if you would like to present in the afternoon sessions.

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