The Government must make transparency and open data a key priority, as it encourages responsibility, drives development in public services by informing choice, and stimulates innovation and growth. The move to greater openness and transparency is part of a transformation process. Due to nonexistence of transparency standards at the local level, the municipalities’ websites differ in terms of structure and published data. These conditions do not provide sufficient access to data of citizens’ interest. Also, there is neither predictability in searching data, nor they can be compared or processed. Our main objective is identifying and establishing standards for transparency and open data, that will be useful for citizens, as well as accepted and applied by all local government units.
 Appendix II to the Government Decision no.195 from April 4, 2012 on the approval of the Action Plan for an Open Government for the years 2012-2013, available at: http://lex.justice.md/index.php?action=view&view=doc&lang=1&id=342679  Government Decision no.195 from April 4, 2012 on the approval of the Action Plan for an Open Government for the years 2012-2013, available at: http://lex.justice.md/index.php?action=view&view=doc&lang=1&id=342679  Government Ordinance no.43 from 29 April 2011, available at: http://lex.justice.md/index.php?action=view&view=doc&lang=1&id=338417  The decision of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova no. 43 of 29 April 2011 with reference to the open administration  The Open Government Partnership - a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government  https://www.opengovpartnership.org/ (accessed on 29.10.2017)  Moldova Open Government Action Plan - process, content and future opportunities, Transparency International, 2012.  The Journey of Open Government & Open Data Moldova, World Bank, 2012  Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration, by Joshua Tauberer, 2014, available  Creating Value through Open Data: Study on the Impact of Re-use of Public Data Resources, by Capgemini Consulting, 2015, available at: https://www.europeandataportal.eu/sites/ default/files/edp_creating_value_through_oope_data_0.pdf  Open Data for Economic Growth, by The World Bank, 2014, available at: http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/document/Open-Data-for-Economic-Growth.pdf  Studies on Open Data’s Impact Worldwide, available at: http://odimpact.org/
Including a Workshop on Smart Cities organized by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Proceedings of the Central and Eastern European E|Dem and E|Gov Days, May 3-4, 2018, Budapest
Facultas, 1. Ed. (14 May 2018), 506 p.
Editors: Hendrik Hansen, Robert Müller-Török, András Nemeslaki, Alexander Prosser, Dona Scola, Tamás Szádeczky