Our latest news from our events

Monday, 19 June 2017
Ground Truth 2.0 co-design workshop in Stockholm

A diverse group of individuals representing public agencies, industry, academia and citizens, came together on 12 May for the first Ground Truth 2.0 co-design workshop in Stockholm, one of the locations of the Swedish Demo Case. The workshop was designed to identify needs in relation to the issue of water quality that impacts on cooperative planning, management of natural resources & environmental stewardship.

Monday, 19 June 2017
Ground Truth 2.0 plenary partner meeting

From 22-24 May 2017, Stockholm set the stage for the third Ground Truth 2.0 plenary partner meeting. It focused on transitioning from co-designing Citizen Observatories (COs) to their enabling technologies.


Monday, 20 March 2017
Hack for Sweden @eGovlab on 11-12 March!

11th March 11am: eGovlab hosted a workshop on blockchain in partnership with MIT Media Lab. Participants included the Swedish agencies Arbetsförmedlingen and Transportsyrelsen. The discussions evolved around the potential of blockchain from decentralising authorities to enabling new forms of transportation through personalised consumption indexes.

Monday, 20 March 2017
Reimagining Education for the Fight against Crime

Stockholm, Sweden- 15 March, 2017

eGovlab has joined forces with the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI) in building the foundation that will curb corruption.

Moreover, eGovlab, WEF and the Accountability Lab recently co-led the Forum’s Building Foundations for Trust & Integrity project in Mexico, in a joint attempt to promote the use of education in building integrity from the bottom-up. The country’s substantial civic engagement in the battle to put an end to corruption has presented Mexico as the ideal case study and fitting regional model for reform.

Through PACI, these three organizations are now bringing together the very best engineers, anthropologists, design scientists, academics and programmers from around the world to develop new educational approaches and materials for building integrity based on these principles. Whether brainstorming about primary school civics courses in Mexico; developing creative accountability approaches; or using technology for transparency in Sweden, the Knowledge4Trust Initiative (soon to be launched) will provide practical support for those change-makers across the public, private and civic sectors, who are looking to build transparent and solid mechanisms to battle corruption.

More on the press release and final report

Monday, 02 January 2017
Hack for Sweden @eGovlab on 11-12 March!

This year Hack for Sweden​ will be held at eGovlab and Stockholm University’s premises in Kista.​​ Participants will be invited to hack and solve societal challenges within 24 intense hours. Hack for Sweden 2017 is larger than ever before! It is the result of a unique collaboration among 27 Swedish government agencies and organisations that want to enable the development of new services and products using their official open data.