Open government and digital democracy: an interview published in Sirp

In January, we organized a debate with French and Estonian experts on the topic Is the Future of our Democracies Online? and invited to Tallinn Ms Laure Lucchesi, expert on open data, and head of the mission Etalab* within the services of the French Prime minister.

Laure Lucchesi gave an interview to the cultural and political magazine Sirp on the opportunities of digital innovation for governments and citizens. It has been published in the latest issue, dedicated to European values, and on their website:

Read the interview "Digivabariik" on Sirp (in Estonian)

In this interview, Laure Lucchesi explains the 3 main expected outcomes of open data in the public sector: an improved transparency that can lead to accountability of the administration towards citizens ; the creation of new economical value and innovation opportunities available to the private sector ; and a new way to improve the efficiency of the State thanks to more precise indicators.


*Etalab is the French government's task force for open data and open government, under the authority of the Prime Minister. 

Operating data.gouv.fr, the ambitious French state's open data portal, Etalab is cooperating with the civil society to promote a culture of collaborative decisions both within administrations and in the relations with citizens. Etalab is also in charge of the French presidency of the Open Government Partnership, an initiative gathering more than 70 countries in their efforts to update governments.

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