Brussels DIGIWHIST Workshop “Big data on public procurement”

December 13th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

Venue: Conference room, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels

Register here

The main goal of the DIGIWHIST is the systematic collection, structuring, analysis, and broad dissemination of information on public procurement in all EU, and some neighbouring, countries.

To achieve its main goal, DIGIWHIST created the Opentender.euportal, that gathers the available data on public procurement at national level for 35 jurisdictions (28 EU member states, Armenia, Norway, the European Commission, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, and Georgia). Beyond the possibility of download the databases, the portal will also include some indicators of transparency and administrative quality.

What is the goal of the workshop?

The goals of this workshop will be:

  • to introduce the large amounts of public procurement data unlocked by Opentender.eu;
  • to explore ways through which it can be use in improving transparency in public administrations.

The workshop includes also user feedback by end-users (e.g. public officials, journalists, developers and civil society). Participants will have the chance:

  • to improve their knowledge on transparency and public procurement data;
  • to work with big data on public procurement;
  • to create a network among different experts on anti-corruption and transparency.

How is the workshop organised?

  • 09.45-10.00: Participants registration
  • 10.00-10.45: Presentation of DIGIWHIST
    • DIGIWHIST goals, data type and their collection, cleaning and sharing
    • Red flags of inefficiency and opacity
    • Presentation of opentender.eu.
  • 10:45-11.30: How to use Opentender.eu.
    • Participants will be guided through the use of the portal: download, analysis and evaluation of the public procurement data on the portal. The data can be used for simple analysis or analysis of specific cases.
  • 11.30-12.00: Evaluation phase and workshop closure

The contact persons are Prof. Francesco Calderoni (francesco.calderoni@unicatt.it) and Martina Rotondi (martina.rotondi@unicatt.it).

Save the date: Barcelona DIGIWHIST Workshop

December 8th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

This workshop is jointly organized by XNet and DIGIWHIST and hosted by the Barcelona City Council.


When:

Thursday, January 18, 2018 starting at 4pm. We kindly ask you to be there at 3.45pm.

Where:

Pati Llimona: Carrer Regomir nº 3, Barcelona (https://patillimona.net/).

Agenda:

4pm-5pm: Presentation of the projects of the different participating institutions
5pm-7pm: Workshop on the functionalities and protocols of the DIGIWHIST tools + Q&A


On Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11am there will be a public presentation of the project to the press at the Sala Conservas (Carrer Sant Pau 58, baixos) in Barcelona.

 

Italian DIGIWHIST Workshop in Milan: Big data e appalti pubblici

November 9th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

DIGIWHIST – Big data e appalti pubblici
Workshop in Milano, Italy
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Aula G.016 – Maria Immacolata

 

Introduzione
Lo scopo principale del progetto DIGIWHIST è la sistematica raccolta, analisi e disseminazione delle informazioni sugli appalti pubblici in tutta l’Europa e in alcuni paesi circostanti.

Per raggiungere il suo scopo principale, DIGIWHIST ha creato il portale Opentender.eu, che riunisce i dati disponibili sugli appalti pubblici a livello nazionale in 35 giurisdizioni (i 28 paesi membri dell’UE, la Commissione Europea, Armenia, Islanda, Svizzera, Serbia, e Georgia). Oltre alla possibilità di scaricare i database, il portale prevedrà anche di associare ai diversi appalti alcuni indicatori di trasparenza e di qualità dell’amministrazione.

Quando si svolgerà il workshop?
Il workshop si svolgerà presso l’Università Cattolica di Milano il 10 Novembre 2017, tra le 10 e le 17, in aula G.016 – Maria Immacolata. A seguire, per chi vorrà partecipare, ci sarà un aperitivo informale.

Qual è lo scopo del workshop?
Lo scopo principale del workshop sarà:

  • Mostrare i dati sugli appalti pubblici resi disponibili dal portale Opentender.eu;
  • Esplorare nuovi modi attraverso cui questi dati possono essere usati nel contrasto alla corruzione e nel miglioramento della trasparenza nell’amministrazione pubblica.

Chi sono i partecipanti?
I partecipanti a cui il workshop si rivolge sono: pubblici ufficiali, giornalisti (soprattutto investigativi), sviluppatori, membri di organizzazioni non-governative, studenti e ricercatori nell’ambito degli appalti pubblici.

Per ulteriori dettagli su DIGIWHIST, consultare il sito http://digiwhist.eu

Cosa faranno i partecipanti?
I partecipanti avranno la possibilità di:

  • Migliorare le loro conoscenze sulla trasparenza e sui dati sugli appalti pubblici;
  • Lavorare con grandi database sugli appalti pubblici (big data);
  • Creare un network che discuta di trasparenza e contrasto alla corruzione, condividendo idee e interessi comuni con uno sguardo verso il futuro.

Come sarà strutturato?
10-10.15: Registrazione dei partecipanti
10.15-11.30: Presentazione di DIGIWHIST
– Scopo del progetto DIGIWHIST, tipo di dati e loro raccolta, pulizia e condivisione
– Presentazione delle principali red flag di inefficienza e opacità
– Presentazione del portale opentender.eu.
11.30-11.45: Coffee break
11.45-13.30: Utilizzo del portale Opentender.eu
I partecipanti saranno guidati nell’utilizzo del portale: download, analisi e valutazione dei dati sugli appalti pubblici presenti sul portale. I dati potranno essere usati per semplici analisi o analisi di casi specifici.
13.30-14.30: Pranzo
14.30-16.15: Brainstorming e commenti dei partecipanti
16.45-17.00: Chiusura del workshop

La partecipazione al workshop è gratuita.

Per qualsiasi richiesta o per registrarsi al workshop è possibile contattare il Prof. Francesco Calderoni
(francesco.calderoni@unicatt.it) e Martina Rotondi (martina.rotondi@unicatt.it).

DIGIWHIST and YourDataStories Hackathon and workshop

October 20th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

What is it about: The YourDataStories project in collaboration with the Digiwhist project are organising a joint event. The event consists of a workshop and a hackathon and is addressed to public officials, journalists, developers and civil society representatives.

The goal of the event is to present the tools and platforms developed under both projects and also through the:

  • YourDataStories Hackathon to develop new apps and services using YDS API that could be featured in the YourDataStories platform marketplace
  • Digiwhist workshop to introduce the large amounts of public procurement data unlocked by Opentender.eu and to explore ways through which it can be use in improving transparency in public administrations

When: 20/10/2017

Where: INNOVATHENS – Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

How can you participate: Register here

 


Here are the DIGIWHIST slides presented by Francesco Calderoni and Daniel Tanis before the workshop:

 

DIGIWHIST Workshop: Big data on public procurement

September 12th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

The goals of this workshop will be:

  • to introduce the large amounts of public procurement data unlocked by Opentender.eu
  • to explore ways through which it can be use in improving transparency in public administrations.
  • The workshop includes also feedback by end-users (e.g. public officials, journalists, developers and civil society).

Participants will have the chance:

  • to improve their knowledge on transparency and public procurement data
  • to work with big data on public procurement
  • to create a network among different experts on anticorruption and transparency

How is the workshop organised?

  • 10-10.15: Participants registration
  • 10.15-11.45: Presentation of DIGIWHIST
    • DIGIWHIST goals, data type and their collection, cleaning and sharing
    • Red flags of inefficiency and opacity
    • Presentation of opentender.eu
  • 11.45-12.00: Coffee break
  • 12.00-12.30: Presentation of YourDataStories project (to be confirmed)
  • 12:30-13:30: Lunch break
  • 13:30-16:00: How to use Opentender.eu
    • Participants will be guided through the use of the portal: download, analysis and evaluation of the public procurement data on the portal. The data can be used for simple analysis or analysis of specific cases.
  • 16.00-16.30: Evaluation phase and workshop closure

Time & Location 

September 30th, 2017 –  10 am – 5 pm BonnLAB – Zingsheimstraße 2, in Bonn-Beuel

Contact Persons

The contact persons are

http://digiwhist.eu/

Send questions about the event to:

Notes

  • This workshop is free-of-charge with limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Meals are provided
  • The workshop will be in English

DIGIWHIST indicators workshop

January 27th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

Introduction

Recognising the growing interest and many parallel projects on measuring corruption risks in public procurement across the globe, this workshop is aiming to review progress to-date and assess different measurement approaches. The workshop is part of the ongoing large-scale EU funded research project DIGIWHIST. The workshop will provide a highly interactive and structured discussion forum for researchers, governments, journalists, as well as NGOs wishing to develop and apply bespoke corruption proxies which are fit for their environments and their particular needs. By offering a unique insight into the ongoing data collection efforts covering 35 European jurisdictions and the indicator building opportunities this work opens up, we hope to galvanize the academic and policy field and inspire future work.

Expected outcomes

1) Clear indicator selection criteria and solid understanding of how to tailor and test promising corruption proxies;

2) Clear set of indicators passing validity tests and a set of promising indicators which may be developed to reach sufficient validity; and

3) Establishing a community of researchers and users working in the field supporting ongoing work.

Fee schedule

–              Non-DIGIWHIST participants: 150 GBP

–              Non-DIGIWHIST presenters: 400 GBP

–              Fees cover refreshments during the workshop, room and background material for all participants. For presenters feedback and support during preparations and the workshop is also included.

–              Discounts are available on needs basis (e.g. students, NGOs) and subject to budget contracts of DIGIWHIST (on a first come, first served basis).