Open Government Partnership in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Analitika Center for Social Research is organizing this June 9 conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of a PASOS project to encourage governments in the Balkans to become more transparent.
PASOS Executive Director Jeff Lovitt will be moderating “How Does the OGP Affect Change? An International Perspective,” one of the conference’s two panel discussions. The panel brings together international representatives of the OGP Network and experts on open government, as well as CSO and government representatives from the Western Balkans region to discuss the process, the commitments and the challenges that governments and societies face in the process of opening public institutions.
The second panel, “State of Openness of Governments in BiH and Ways Forward: An Overview of Policy and Practice,” will be moderated by Tarik Jusić, executive director of Analitika. The panel brings together representatives of government and public institutions, as well as civil society and the research community, in order to highlight current practices of government openness and identify some of the priorities for opening up governments in BiH in the upcoming period.
The conference is being held at the Hotel Europe in Sarajevo and opens at 10 a.m. The event is being held in connection with Advocacy for Open Government, an EU-funded project operating in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.