Civic Tech Sthlm #11 – What future for open data in Sweden?

February 4th 2020, 18-21 / Goto 10, Hammarby Kaj 10D, 120 07 Stockholm

Come and discuss with your government about Sweden's open data policy for 2020, and listen to Canada's Open gov executive director tell us how her country became a leader in open data!

The government’s goal is that “Sweden will be best in the world at using digitalisation’s opportunities”. But in a field as central as open data, we are still struggling to follow the pace of the frontrunning countries.

Right now, the government has started three assignments which could play a big role in open data’s development in our country. To help them with it, Civic Tech Sweden is organising a meetup where representants from these 3 assignments can meet anyone interested in the future of open data in Sweden.

So come to Goto10 in Stockholm (Hammarby kaj 10D) on the 4th of February and help us to solve the equation!

To introduce the evening, we will have Mélanie Robert, executive director of the OpenGov team of the Canadian government, who will tell her about the journey that lead her country to become a leader in open data and what they learnt on the way.

We’ll also try to leave enough room to ask questions and discuss.

Please do register either on Facebook or so we have an idea of how many are coming. There will be snacks and drinks. And in case you can’t make it, we will stream the event on Goto10’s Youtube channel


  • 18:00 Welcome words
  • 18:20 Canada’s work with open government (Mélanie Robert, executive director OpenGov at the Canadian Government)
  • 19:00 About DIGG’s work on the coming national action plan for open data (Kristine Ulander, strategist at DIGG)
  • 19:30 Break (light foot and drinks)
  • 19:45 Transposing the EU open data directive in Sweden (A Nordfeldt/A Warnolf/C Holmdahl, open data investigation)
  • 20:15 Legal challenges for open data (Malgorzata Drewniak, jurist at Lantmäteriet)
  • 20:45 Mingle and discussions

Co-organisers: Internetstiftelsen and Goto10

Here, you can read more about the government assignments. The end date for the open data investigation is the 15th of September and the 12th of June for Lantmäteriet’s report.