Experiences of OGP members, observed since 2011, have shown that, if civil society is largely associated with the process of open governments, the academic community has not been sufficiently consulted. It is important to emphasize that the academia must be a stakeholder of the open government process. The concept of “Academic Days” was never before experienced in previous events of the OGP. By organizing this event, along with the IMODEV and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Dr. Irene Bouhadana and Dr. William Gilles have also chosen to organize for the first time a scientific event dedicated to issues of open government, seeking to bring together academics - regardless of their disciplines - to enable them to discuss these issues through a scientific approach.
The Academic Days aim to bring together all academics interested in these subjects, regardless if their countries are or not members of the OGP. The underlying objective is to build a university doctrine on open- government issues: IMODEV, as an international network of researchers and academics, and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne are already working fully in favor of promoting these themes. The idea of having this scientific event at the Paris World Summit is to impose the academic participation.
This scientific event aims to bring together all those who wish to think, with an academic approach, about themes that are associated with the opening of governments, though an academic approach.
This multidisciplinary event will associate law, political science, economics, management, mathematics, computer science, social science, history, sociology, environmental science, arts, and all other subjects or fields which may be related to these issues.
These days will, due to their transverse and multidisciplinary character, allows us to understand, analyze and debate the issues of open government with representatives from the five continents.
The goal of this scientific event is have participants and speakers as stakeholders, making it possible for everyone to participate in various forms of the interventions proposed.
You can also propose new research topics related to the theme of this meeting, by registering at least 6 speakers to debate your proposal.
Moreover, this event is also intended to be open to young researchers (PhDs, PhD students, master 2 students). The goal is to involve the younger generations to the open government challenges of tomorrow. The young researchers can also moderate roundtables or workshops.
A committee of young researchers will be established to coordinate this work.
Academic researchers present at the Academic Days can take part in the three days of the OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris (7, 8 and 9 December 2016). Additional information on how to register at the Paris Summit is available at the following address: <LINK www.etalab.gouv.fr/ogp>www.etalab.gouv.fr/ogp</link>
More information can also be found on our Website. Academic Days researchers will also have a great opportunity to enjoy different events during the week of the OGP Global Summit.
This initiative aims to contribute to the expansion of the Open Government Partnership by promoting the full engagement of the academic community.
The work rendered during these academic days will be recognized in the main summit, held in Paris from 7 to 9 December 2016. Workshops will be devoted to this event and will allow visibility of the works of researchers presented at Academic Days.