05/12/2016

Winners 2016

Category2016 Winner
BEST PUBLIC SERVANT AWARD Jonas Nordin (KB)

This is an important year, and Jonas Nordin has done a wonderful job in 2016 to get different actors and parts of Sweden to uphold and celebrate the 250th Anniversary of our constitutional law – our Freedom of Press and Freedom of Information. He is a tireless advocate for an open democratic society through the importance of Freedom of Press and Freedom of Information.

BEST BUSINESS INITIATIVE Dopter AB

Dopter has been helping many municipalities and organizations with their open data projects, such as Trafiklab, Nobel Prize API, Nordic Ap.

BEST MUNICIPALITY/REGION AWARD Helsingborgs Kommun

They have been a role model for all other municipalities which is pushing itself and others the most about open data in all of Sweden. They provide free support and ask citizens to submit what data they want them to prioritize and open.

BEST DATA JOURNALISM AWARD Helena Löfving

Visualization datasets for news is a good way of creating meaning. Helena Löfving works as a data journalist and used open data for journalism, she also presented a role model to other journalists on usage of datasets.

BEST CIVIL SOCIETY AWARD AllmanHandling.se (Per Hagström)

The civil society initiative not only provides a free FAQ for all citizens online at the website but also gives the latest updates / examples on the use of Freedom of Information. The initiative started by Per Hagström.

BEST OPEN SCIENCE INITIATIVE Anslagstavlan (Christopher Kullenberg & Fredrik Brouneus)

Anslagstavlan is an open science project involving thousands of school children in a real research project which is run by project manager Fredrik Brouneus, where Christopher Kullenberg is the main researcher.

BEST TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE Westander

Westander is a PR-bureau in Sweden that performs self-regulation and has an “openness”-demand. They also openly publish all their client assignments to show who pays them to influence the democratic system, public opinion and political representatives. They also lobby to change the law to increase transparency among PR and lobbying companies.