I think, most of us can feel the hot air breezing us during thes days. I have just hit the engaging film from ConnectedRepublic supporting EUPS20, the declaration, which if you did not sign, it is high time, just now. I think all of us wishes it’s sucess, but have you tweeted about it today? Or called your facebook friends attention to it?
Above all scepticism of social media enthusiasm, there is really many things going on. Have you heard about, that OpenID biggest government boost is happening - according to Dana Blankenhorn, by the U.S. government endorsment of OpenID.
However, Malmö is a great city, with a lot of openness. The Garaget, a historical place for civil movements and an innovative social solution of the City, is offering the really warm role of being the host of this event: First Popular European Egovernment Conference, which is taking place in Malmö, paralell to the 5th Ministerial Conference on Egovernment - more in a Pecha Kucha / Unconference style, offering open spaces for discussion and agenda setting.
These events forerunner is the eGovernment Research and Innovation Conference , happening just right before these events.
Watching US NOW is good warmup. Do check it out, if you have not seen it.
It is obvious now I hope for everybody reading this blog, that the really intersting things are happening on two fronts. Most of us understands, that the open(source) community workers by hacking codes and fixing bugs are good citizens. Or more than good - they also share freely what they have back to the community. And those, who are going there and opening a space for discussion on the topic, they are partners for creating better governance. For now, the Swedish Minister, Mats Odell has confirmed his presence, according to the website of the Ministerial Conference thruogh Magnus Kolsjo’s tweet.
I wish, that the social and scientifical openness will meet with good cultre. Just as the Minister for Local Governments and Financial Market says on his site:
“I want to ditch the unwritten law that keeps us from standing out from the crowd and make way for the Ingvar Kamprads of tomorrow and other dynamic people - for a society that will harness your creativity and your potential, so as to benefit you and other people.”
Check out the conference twitter page here: https://twitter.dijksman.com/