Open Knowledge in Sweden

Open Knowledge in Sweden

The Network is represented in Belgium by an official chapter, Open Knowledge Sweden (OKS), a non-profit organisation founded in 2014. The key mission of the organisation is to foster transparency, accountability and public participation. We do this through the promotion of civic tech initiatives, open data, open knowledge, as well as by research and knowledge dissemination in the public, private and civic sectors.

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Alina Ostling

Alina Ostling

Alina holds a PhD title in Political Sciences from the European University Institute, which is regularly ranked among the top departments in political and social sciences in Europe. She has a strong professional background in democracy, media, public participation and civic tech. In addition to her academic expertise, Alina has a long experience as an expert providing research, evaluation and policy support to the European Commission, international organisations (Council of Europe, UNDP, UNICEF, OSCE/ODIHR) and civil society organisations (Open Government Partnership, Global Integrity, Transparency International).

Elenor Weijmar

Elenor Weijmar

Elenor runs Sweden's Freedom of Information (FOI) platform called Handlingar.se, a platform that gives citizens a tool to ask authorities for information. During 2021 Elenor conducted research for Sweden in the Global Data Barometer project. The report is planned to be published in late 2021. She is also active in DFRI, an association that promotes digital rights. She is driven by technology and social entrepreneurship and in addition to Handlingar.se Elenor works with coaching start-ups and educates youth in technology and programming.

You can also contact Elenor on LinkedIn.

Antonio Greco

Antonio Greco

Board Member antonio@okfn.se

Antonio holds a MSc in International and European Relations from Linköping University and is a graduate in Economics and Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Since 2016, he has worked as project manager and researcher at the Latvian chapter of Transparency International, leading several projects and activities related to political integrity, open government data, anti-money laundering and Nordic cooperation. As part of his latest project in cooperation with Open Knowledge Sweden, he has authored the comparative research report “Open Data and Political Integrity in the Nordic Region”. He joined Open Knowledge Sweden’s team in December 2019.

Fredrik Sjöberg

Fredrik Sjöberg

Lead Business Developer, Customer Experience Management, at Tieto. Fredrik is passionate about everything that is open and digital. He likes to find digital solutions that help to create a better and more open society. He has created communicative solutions using open source for over 15 years, and is an avid advocate of open data who wants more people to see the benefits of sharing.

Lead Business Developer, Customer Experience Management på Tieto. Brinner för allt som är öppet och digitalt. Gillar att hitta digitala möjligheter som bidrar till att skapa ett bättre och mer öppet samhälle. Har skapat kommunikativa lösningar med hjälp av open source i över 10 år. Är en ivrig förespråkare av öppna data och vill få fler att se nyttan med att dela.

Toni Mickiewicz

Toni Mickiewicz

Toni has helped to found Open Knowledge Sweden. He has worked for numerous entities including as European Programme Manager at TechSoup Global, an MS affiliate, and the EastWest Institute a US Think Tank, contributing to consultations on developing the Digital Single Market policy, and civil society multi-project processes which were linked to contributing to the PSI directive. Toni is a genuine cross-border entity, his life/work experience spans 5 continents, and he is fluent in 5 languages. He worked extensively on the ground in countries including Ukraine, Russia, the Caucasus, the Western Balkans, Indonesia with developing data-based reforms, and framing transparency and accountability policy in post-conflict and post-totalitarian transition environments. His key areas are: Open Access, Open Science, Data Journalism, Creative Commons.

Mattias helped to found Open Knowledge Sweden in 2014. After 4 years of pause he helped the association with re-organizing in 2021. His focus is to build relations and synergies for new projects as a part of organizational development. He is mostly engaged in the questions of Open Government as well as privacy & security around data and metadata.

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