Marc Garriga, the CEO of desideDatum, has participated in the session organized by the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia (FMC) as a moderator of one of the round tables.

FMC conference

Author: Tona Pou

Nearly a hundred people have attended the conference “Open Data and Transparency in Local Governments” which has been useful to explain in a practical way how to develop and open data portal and how and why it can be useful for citizens.

Marc Garriga has moderated the second roundtable of the session on visualization and accountability in which has participated the CEO of Transparency of the Generalitat, Núria Espuny; the head of Service Access to Public Information of Madrid city council, Enrique Crespo; and the general manager of Strategic Planning and Central Services of Gavà city council, Michael Donaldson.

All the speakers have stressed the need of opening data and information by public administrations in an understandable way for citizens. In order to achieve this goal, they have explained that context and pedagogy are key elements in order to facilitate data comprehension.