“Ministry of Data” is another open data challenge implemented by TechSoup Europe in cooperation with GONG our partner organization from Croatia. It is a second edition of a challenge designed and previously ran by UNDP.

The challenge encourages creative use of ICT skills for implementation of open public data in e-solutions such as apps, platforms, visualizations etc.The challenge aims at improving transparency, inclusiveness and quality of life in cities of Western Balkans.

In total, 53 very interesting ideas were submitted to the challenge. After public and jury voting ending on December 13th, 10 finalists’ teams were selected. The teams come from Sarajevo, Podgorica, Gjakova, Prishtina and Pančevo.

Learn the best ideas:

These ten teams will come to the finale of the challenge – the bootcamp in Zagreb, Croatia in February 2017, where the winners will be selected by the jury.

Ministry of Data in total awards four prizes:

  1. Two awards of 2500 USD each, for the two best projects based on open data which takle social issues in Western Balkans
  2. One award of 2500 USD for the best solution using spatial data: „Spaces in the Balkans“
  3. One award of 2500 USD for the best solution for one of the cities: Tirana, Gjakova/Djakovo or Podgorica

More: http://www.ministryofdata.info/