A world where knowledge creates power for the many, not the few.




That’s a world we believe in. A goal we’re aiming for. Open Knowledge Belgium is a grass roots organisation that consists of people, mainly volunteers, passionate about openness, using advocacy, research and technology to unlock information, enabling people to use and share knowledge in Belgium and beyond.

We are a non-profit promoting Open Knowledge and an umbrella organisation for our 5 active working groups. Oh, and we’re also one of the local chapters of Open Knowledge.

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Latest posts from the blog

Datawijs

Let’s talk Datawijs

For the past few weeks, we’ve been bombarding you with tweets about Datawijs. So, we thought it was time to shine some light on the Datawijs matter. In short, our new project aims to get youngsters, age 15-25, to know more about Open Data. Not only by telling them what Open Data is about, but […]

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Crowdsourcing the next open Summer of code speakers

Last saturday we organised ‘SWACKday’, a hackday attended by our #oSoc14 students and a few #oSoc15 candidates (hell yeah, new blood). The focus of the hackday was on building the new version of the Apps for X website as initiated by team SWAG during the Apps for Ghent hackathon. Which ended up in mostly setting […]

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The Belgian railway company just recently decided to stop supporting RailTime. An app which was perceived as being better than the official NMBS/SNCB app

The PSI law ready before the summer

At our conference Open Belgium 2015, the cabinet of Theo Francken (administrative simplification) and the cabinet of Alexander De Croo (digital agenda) announced that they’re going to work together to implement the European PSI directive, and where necessary, even go further than what Europe tells us to do. Today, we got the great news that NMBS/SNCB […]

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