About

Open Up! aims to support public release and reuse of data. The project will develop a platform to make procurement easier, more transparent, and efficient. We will use the internationally tested School of Data-model to involve stakeholders (journalists, companies, civil servants) in the platform development and to coach them in harvesting and visualizing data.

  • A platform prototype visualizing procurement data
  • The platform will be co-created in the School of Data, which will coach (a) at least ten public institutions in publishing and reusing their data, and ten journalists in data reuse and (b) deliver open resources to build wider capacity in Sweden.
  • Recommendations on how to improve access to and reuse of public procurement data in Sweden based on an assessment of the data published on the platform and on feedback from stakeholders.

The Team

Alina Östling

Alina Östling

Alina has a PhD in Political Sciences from the European University Institute and is presently the co-chair of the Open Knowledge Sweden. She has a long experience as researcher and expert providing support to academic, non-profit and international organisations (European Commission, OSCE/ODIHR, UNDP, UNICEF) in the areas of open government, open data, (digital) media and civic participation.

In her previous, international, projects at the European University Institute, she has carried out data analyses (employing qualitative and quantitative research methods), drafting policy reports and briefs, and communicating results in various public events. At the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media freedom, she was involved in organising events and conducting training sessions, including a yearly Summer School for journalists. Moreover, in an interactive workshop together with media experts, Alina has developed an e-learning course for journalists. She has been working as researcher for the Open Government Partnership, evaluating Sweden’s progress on open data and digitisation between 2013-2019. She recently co-authored a report on open data and political integrity in Sweden, also focusing on procurement data.

Kristine Ulander

Kristine Ulander

Programledare för uppdrag till DIGG att öka den offentliga förvaltningens förmåga att tillgängliggöra öppna data, bedriva öppen och datadriven innovation i samverkan mellan forskning, näringsliv och civilsamhälle. Leder utvecklingsarbetet med Sveriges dataportal. Expert i Open data and PSI expertgrupp i EU kommissionen samt expert till SOU Öppna data utredningen. Sitter med i styrgrupp för Hack for Sweden samt NSÖD (RISE).

Magnus Johansson

Magnus Johansson

Strateg inom digitala tjänster, arbetar primärt med e-handel och IT på DIGG, verksam både inom OpenPeppol & SFTI, systemägare gentemot SSC för DIGGs verksamhetssystem inom ekonomi och HR.

Magnus har lång och bred erfarenhet inom IT-branschen både som anställd , konsult och entreprenör med uppdrag och kunder inom en mängd olika branscher, marknader och områden. Magnus har stor erfarenhet av att identifiera behov, utforma processer, utarbeta lösningsförslag och systemstöd för offentlig verksamhet, logistik, produktion och tjänstesektor.

Pierre Mesure

Pierre Mesure

Wide expertise in open government, open data, and transparency. Co-creator of Open Up! and Civic Tech Sweden.

Sushma Giri

Sushma Giri

Sushma is a civic tech expert from Nepal with a demonstrated history of working in numerous successful civic tech projects in the field of governance, open contracting, and digital innovation. She has been heavily involved in the conceptualization of ideas and technical foundations for Öppen Upphandling since the summer of 2019.

Sushma is also an Open Data Institute, UK registered open data trainer https://theodi.org/person/sushma-giri/, and has designed and delivered 30+ open data, open mapping, and ICT training for a broad range of stakeholders. She sits on the board of Open Heroines, a global community for those who identify as women in the field of civic tech and open data, where she is addressing pressing issues such as women’s inclusivity in those fields.

Toni Mickiewicz

Toni Mickiewicz

Toni has a Masters in European Politics and Administration from the College of Europe, and further degrees in Government and History. He worked for numerous entities including as European Programme Manager at TechSoup Global, an MS affiliate, and the EastWest Institute a US Think Tank, contributing to consultations on developing the Digital Single Market policy, and civil society multi-project processes which were linked to contributing to the PSI directive. In 2008 his 12-country program was awarded the European e-Inclusion awards in Vienna, for establishing donations and professional support network for organizations working on projects related to the Digital Agenda in the European and neighborhood area. He worked extensively on the ground in countries including Ukraine, Russia, the Caucasus, the Western Balkans, Indonesia with developing data-based reforms, and framing transparency and accountability policy in post-conflict and post-totalitarian transition environments. In 2007-2008 he managed teams of experienced investigative journalists to form professional associations in the Pacific area and build a local core of journalists while improving their working relationship with government agencies. In 2010 he helped establish data journalism workshops and electronic waste recycling workshops in West Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria.

In 2012 he helped to found Open Knowledge Sweden and was internationally active in Open Knowledge Foundation projects. During 2016-2017 Toni worked for SKL International developing procurement framework agreements for service & expert contracting across their project disciplines. In 2016-18 Toni was a lead researcher on the Clarity 2020 project surveying e-Government Services in Europe. In 2019-20 he contributed as a researcher together with Alina Östling to two reports on harnessing open government data for anti-corruption effect in the Nordic and Baltic regions (funded by the Nordic Council), where one of the sections focused examined specifically open data and procurement.