Call for Participation. Civic Participation, Data Visualization, and Local Government International Conference

Civic Participation, Data Visualization, and Local Government
International Conference – Call for Participation

Do you know how the local government budget is planned and spent in your country? Are you interested in data visualization?
Apply as a participant for the conference, organized by Compass Research, Training and Consultancy Center with support from the International Visegrad Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The long-term goal of the conference’s underlying project is to increase citizen participation as well as the transparency of local governments through effective community governance by improving information flows and applying innovative technologies.
Experts from the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia (see below) will be sharing their experiences during the conference. They will give presentations about the visual budget creation process, the challenges associated with using budget data, and how to use the main points of data visualization to better communicate how local money is spent.
The conference will be held in English language.
Date:                                        October 26-28, 2017
Place:                                      Gyumri, Armenia
Application deadline:              October 20, 2017
Costs:                                      Participation in the conference is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers.
Who can apply?
                                                   Applicants from different professional backgrounds will be considered to take part in the conference such as journalists, IT-specialists, researchers, professionals from the public sector, governmental as well as non-governmental and other organizations, who have experience in data visualizations.
How to apply?
To apply, please fill in the application form here.
Your application will only be complete when sending your CV to compassgyumri@gmail.com

Main objectives of the conference are as following:

  • Discussing how to increase citizen participation and transparency of local governments through effective community governance by means of innovative technologies
  • Brainstorming how the local population can be involved and motivated to use a data visualization

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  • Developing applicable guidelines of public data visualization
 

Host Organization and Partners

Compass Research, Training and Consultancy Center – Compass Center (http://compass-center.org/en/about-us-en /) aims at efficiently developing social, economic, and political spheres of Armenia through the provision of research, education, and counselling services.
INEKO – INEKO Institute (http://www.ineko.sk) is a non-governmental non-profit organization established in support of economic and social reforms which aim at removing barriers for a sustainable development of the Slovakian economy.
Budapest Institute – The Budapest Institute (http://budapestinstitute.eu/index.php/en) is a cooperation of economists and political scientists sharing theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of government administration. The Institute produces independent research and analysis to support policy making, monitoring, and evaluation.
CETA – The main goal of CETA, Centre for Economic and Market Analysis (http://eceta.cz/en/), is to investigate on economic, socio-economic, and political phenomena in the Czech Republic, and to point out results.