[OKFN-Greece] [OpenSpending] First update: Athens to Greece - Diavgeia Profile

Anna Powell-Smith annapowellsmith at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 14:26:53 UTC 2012

Hi Lucy

Sounds fun!

It may be too late now, but I wonder if it's worth trying to chat to
Diomedis Spinellis, at Athens University?


Best wishes

On 11 July 2012 23:01, Lucy Chambers <lucy.chambers at okfn.org> wrote:
> Dear All,
> A while back, we wrote about our travels around Europe, trying to get
> a picture of what it is like in the lives of organisations trying to
> hold governments to account for their financial activities.
> As I wrote, I had difficulty in finding advocacy organisations who
> work specifically on analysing financial documents. However, I was
> invited to the municipality of Neo Iraklio Attikis to show how
> Diavgeia, the government 'Clarity' programme works in action there.
> Viewing this as an opportunity to see what tools governments were
> providing which could potentially help such organisations, did they
> exist - I seized the chance to speak to the team.
> This post gives a very brief overview of what Diavgeia is, and why it
> may be a very important project for Greece:
> http://openspending.org/blog/2012/07/11/Greece.html
> In my next post, I'll talk to the *users* of Diavgeia, highlight which
> tools they are using to work with the data, and what they are doing
> with it and whether there is anything which could be improved...
> Till next time,
> Lucy
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> Community Coordinator,
> OpenSpending & Data Journalism
> Open Knowledge Foundation
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