Venue Centar M.A.R.E.

Luigija Montija 2, Rovinj, Croatia (see it on a map)

29th Aug to 2nd Sep 2015

5 days

Open Data Experts

Public Sector Information

Open Government Partnership

Working together
  • What is Open Data Youth Camp?

    Open Data Youth Camp is a five day event consisting of workshops, lectures and discussions and focusing on use and reuse of public sector information. The Camp is organized by the Council for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Croatia. The Open Data Youth Camp will take place from 29th of August to 2nd of September 2015 in Rovinj.

    The goal of the camp is to provide a space for young active citizens to explore the potential of open data, to learn and discuss open government values and to become familiarized with the theory and the practices of the right to access information. The potentials of the use and reuse of public sector information will be explored through examples of the similar activities carried out in France, United Kingdom, and the United States as well as through examining the progress Croatia made by launching the Open Data Portal.

    Experts from Croatia and other countries will come together in creating a four day program of lectures and workshops in order to assist the participants in finding new solutions for commercial use of data as well as for using and reusing data for the benefit of the local community.

  • What is Open Government Partnership?

    Open Government Partnership was launched in 2011 as a unique organization of governments and civil society organizations committed to making governments more open, transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Eight countries founded OGP in 2011 and now it has a membership of 65 countries and has recently marked the publishing of the 100th OGP Action Plan. The Republic of Croatia became a member of the OGP in 2011, and has thus assumed the responsibility of developing and implementing the Action Plan which includes a number of measures and activities in the area of transparency and openness of government. The Open Data process in Croatia is a part of the Croatian National Action Plan 2014-2016. The Republic of Croatia, following the international recognition of its success and ambition in implementing OGP, became a member of the OGP Steering Committee in August 2014.

  • What is Open Data?

    One of the main priorities in the implementation of the Croatian OGP Action Plan in the period from 2014 to 2016 is the open data and as one of the commitments an open data portal has been published. Open Data is increasingly referred to as the new oil, new gold, and an irreplaceable resource for the 21st century. The use and reuse of public sector information has not only been used for commercial gain but also for greater good, community development and has been recognized as crucial in advancing global agendas.

  • How to participate?

    Candidates that are at least 15 and at most 25 years of age, with an interest and ideas about the use and reuse of public sector information, can apply for participation in the Open Data Youth Camp. Up to 30 candidates will be selected for participation, based on the ideas presented in the application form and while keeping in mind the need to respect regional and gender balance. In order to qualify candidates are asked to submit the filled out form no later than 4th August 2015, 00:00h CEST. The selection will be carried out by the expert representatives from the public, private and civil society sector in the field of open data. The costs of participation for the candidates will be covered by the organizers. Please direct any questions considering this event to [email protected]. We are looking forward to your applications.


If you missed us on TV, check out below videos.

HRT: Open Data Youth Camp u Rovinju

Croatian: Kamp će omogućiti mladima da istraže potencijal otvorenih podataka u javnom sektoru, omogućiti da se upoznaju s teorijom i praksom pristupa informacijama te datim im mogućnost da uče i raspravljaju o vrijednostima otvorene vlasti.

TV Istra: Open Data Youth Camp, Rovinj Croatia

Open Government Partnership

The potential use of the data from the public sector in Croatia is insufficiently explored. Therefore, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs held a five-day camp for young people on the topic of open data and the results of the workshops were presented today at the Cultural Center of Rovinj.


These are topics that we talked about.

Speaker 1

Open Data Portal

Tomislav Vračić, Ministry of Public Administration, e-Citizen and Open Data Portal, Croatia

Speaker 2


Awa Ndiaye, Mairie de Paris, Direction des Systèmes et Technologies de l'Information, ideXlab, CUBB, France

Speaker 3


Ratko Mutavdžić, Founder and Experience Architect at Projektura, Croatian Employers' Association

Speaker 4

Civil Society Engagement

Miroslav Schlossberg, Code for Croatia of Croatia Society for Open Systems and Internet, Croatia

Speaker 5

OGP - Open Education

Jan Gondol, PhD., Ministry of Interior, Slovak Republic, Switzerlab

Carlo Amati, OpenCoesione Advisory Committee, Italy

Speaker 6


Anamarija Musa, Information Commissioner, Croatia

Speaker 1

Open Data

Antonio Acuña, Head of, Cabinet Office, Digital Change Architect

Speaker 2


Nina Šindija, Audience Evangelism Manager, Microsoft

Speaker 3


Marinko Brkić Tot, Founder & CEO of 5W,



Meet our international teams.

Team 1

Cows From The Mooon

Team members:

Rosen Dangov, Igor Rinkovec, Lana Podgoršek, Maja Kušćer, Benedict Allen

Team 2


Team members:

Ivan Nekić, Diana Martinović, Brice Le Borgne, Stefan Pavlović, Alexander Harri Bell Thomas, Ivana Glavaš

Team 3

Data Wave

Team members:

Tonći Talaja, Dorotea Ležaić, Dominik Poljak, Jordanne Monseau, Katarina Diklić, Braydie Grove

Team 4

Open Doors

Team members:

Ivana Ivanković, Antonio Tomašević, Jonathan Williet, Biljana Marković, Daniel Mackenzie, Emina Gljiva



We, young people from around the world, gathered here in Rovinj, Croatia, on 2nd September 2015 at the Open Data Youth Camp, to express our commitment to the principles of open, transparent, participative and accountable government, which provides efficient services to its citizens, thereby actively enhancing social and economic development.

Read more on blog post.

Participants by country

Projects ranking

Innovation, Application, Benefits

Qualitative evaluation

What did we know before youth camp and what did we learn?

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Camp evaluation

What did participants say about youth camp.


This is budget that made this event possible thanks to our sponsors and partners.

Check out our budget data here.


Contact organizers using email link below.

Sponsors and Partners

This event is made possible thanks to our sponsors and partners: