On November 13 & 14, 2018, IMODEV will hold the 3rd “Academic Days on Open Government & Digital Issues” at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. This international event, organized by Irene Bouhadana and William Gilles, will be the 23th edition in a series of IMODEV international conferences on the Law and Governance of the Information Society.

This 3 rd edition is the continuation of the first two Academic days on Open Government Issues, held in November 2017 and in December 2016, during the week dedicated to the Open Government Global Summit, hosted by France, as chair of Open Government Partnership. These Academic days aim to bring together all of academia concerned with issues related to open government and digital issues by favoring a broad and multidisciplinary dimension.

One of the goals of the open government process is to promote greater transparency and encourage citizen participation and collaboration in government decision-making, but also to promote government accountability. In this perspective, it is important to emphasize the role of citizens, civil society and stakeholders in decision-making to improve government policies.

Since the 2nd edition, the Academic days expressly refer to “digital issues” in the title of the international conference, as digitalization is a major issue for open governments in the information society. Thus, speakers can deliver speeches focused on open government issues, on digital issues or concerning both open government and digital issues.

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