World Summit Awards — Tirana Open Data portal gets to the next phase

TIRANA OPEN DATA PORTAL SELECTED AS BEST NATIONAL DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR INTERNATIONAL WORLD SUMMITS AWARDS IN THE CATEGORY GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

The Tirana Municipality Open Data Portal was nominated as best national digital solution for Albania for the international World Summit Awards (WSA). The World Summit Awards are a global initiative selecting digital innovation making positive impact on society. With this nomination in the Category Government & Citizen Engagement Tirana Open Data Portal qualifies for evaluation among over 400 international projects by the WSA Jury 2018.

The Open Data portal of the Municipality of Tirana

Tirana Open Data Portal promotes transparency through the collection of the data from public offices and publishes these data based on the state of the art information technologies. Data is divided into 9 categories, 119 indicators and 10,822 variables providing information on municipal services, environment-related data, transport, traffic, infrastructure and other areas.

The WSA nominees 2018 show the richness, diversity and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world. The WSA 2018 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Global/UN value.

Each year, WSA nominees are selected by the WSA National Experts from more than 180 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country — one for every WSA category.

A nomination to the WSA hence is already an award in itself — the qualification to compete and be presented on an international level and being the best practice in Government & Citizen Engagement nationally.

About the WSA

The World Summit Award is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide, that reaches the mobile community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focusses on local content with global relevance.

You can visit the official website: www.worldsummitawards.org

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