Aquitaine interest in the Open Government project of the Basque Country
A delegation of the Aquitaine Regional Council, led by the regional minister Gérard Boulanger, attended a work session this morning to learn for themselves about the experience of the Basque Government with regard to Open Government and citizen participation.
The Aquitaine Regional Council is implementing an opening up process and participative government to allows associations and citizens be heard. Today's meeting is part of the collaboration framework that started with the deployment of the Basque Country-Aquitaine Euroregion.
The Open Government implemented by the Lehendakari is based on the three pillars of transparency, participation and collaboration. The directors in charge of these areas went over the whole project for the Aquitaine delegation, who expressed their interest in taking it as a model.
The Director of Open Government, Nagore de los Ríos, explained the success of the Irekia tool as a tool to promote transparency and improve the relationship of the citizens with the people in charge of the decision-taking in the Basque administration.
The participation and reuse of public data were analysed by Txema Oleaga and Alberto Ortíz de Zárate respectively.
The Aquitaine delegation expressed their satisfaction with the information given and with the change of paradigm undertaken by the Basque Government, as it is the Government that pre-empts the citizens and discloses publicly.
This first meeting has shown the need to work together, to exchange information and data, establish interregional administrative platforms and, in short, so that the citizens of the Euro-region consider a single administrative relationship space.