La strada maestra dell’open government: presupposti, obiettivi, strumenti

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The high road of open government: assumptions, objectives, tools

Fernanda Faini

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The analysis of the current relationship that the country has with new technologies is the starting point in order to lend to the Italian public authorities an appearance in compliance with today’s society. The picture delivered by Istat data sets the necessary conditions to show the innovative potential of new technologies and to create a new relationship between the public authorities and the private sector. Today’s society requires a profound change of the institutions, to follow the development of the relations and of communications medium at its disposal. For this purpose, it’s necessary to start actions aimed at citizens, businesses and public administration. Once created the conditions in society, it would be possible to draw the lines of a government suitable to contemporary society: an “open government”, based on transparency, openness, participation, collaboration. What tools should adopt the public administration to be open? The rules themselves outline the necessary elements as regards systems, data and services. In the recent Italian legislation arises the virtuous “combined provision” consisting of cloud computing, reutilization and open source, while the standard of the opening of data (open data) and services stands out in the relations with the outside world. This creates relationships based on the participation and collaboration of users, up to their involvement in decision-making processes by means of e-democracy tools. The effects of the construction of Italian open government are estimated at substantial savings in money and time, an improved efficiency and quality, the recovery of credibility and trust in institutions. The new technologies are able to unleash the collective intelligence and to arise in innovative services and new solutions. The final effect is the overall benefit for the whole Country: to walk the high road of open government means to adopt a strategy for the growth of Italy.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The high road of open government: assumptions, objectives, tools
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)213-240
Number of pages28
Volume14 n. 48, fasc. 2/2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • amministrazione pubblica
  • amministrazione digitale
  • dati pubblici
  • open data
  • open government
  • servizi digitali
  • partecipazione
  • collaborazione
  • e-democracy
  • cloud computing
  • riuso
  • open source


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