Open Knowledge Belgium is an umbrella organisation for Open Knowledge initiatives in Belgium.

Open Knowledge Belgium is a not for profit organisation (vzw/asbl) ran by a board of 6 people and has currently 1 employee. An overview of our working groups lead by volunteers can be found down here.

If you would like to have your activities under our wing, please contact us at our mailinglist.

open Summer of code

open Summer of code logo

Open Summer of code is a 3 week programme for students during the summer of 2014. The goal: provide 20 to 25 Belgian based students the training, network and support necessary to transform open innovation projects into powerful real-world services.

Creative Commons Belgium

creative commons Belgium logo

Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world. If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC Belgium translates these licenses for the Belgian legislation, contributes Belgian stories to the international organisation and organises meet-ups in Belgium.

The DataTank

The DataTank

The DataTank is a tool which publishes your data to the Web from a series of formats. The tool is maintained as an open source project within Open Knowledge Belgium.

The local Open Data census

If you are interested in helping out creating a ranking of Open Cities, get in touch with us through our mailing list.

Open Access Belgium

Open Access Belgium is pushing forward the accessibility of scientific publications in Belgium. More information at

Open Tourism

A group that is creating a Belgian ontology for tourism data. The first public meeting will be during the Open Belgium 2015 conference.

iRail & Open Transport

Opening up Transport data

iRail is a working group at Open Knowledge Belgium, which creates interfaces for developers who want to use transport data in Belgium. The working Group stimulates the reuse of this data in plenty of apps and it creates it own website at

Open Belgium

Open Belgium 2015 Open Belgium is a yearly conference to give an idea of the state of play in different Open Knowledge domains in Belgium.

Open Street Map Belgium

Open Street Map Belgium

Open Street Map is an international project that wants to map the entire world and provide its data to reusers. Open Street Map Belgium coordinates this mapping community and organises mapping, editing as well as reuse events.

From our Blog

Open Knowledge Belgium presented

Open Knowledge Belgium is an umbrella organisation for Open Knowledge initiatives in Belgium. Our most important asset are our working groups. Open Knowledge Belgium tries to support these working groups working around a certain open subject in a loose setting by providing them help with submitting projects, bringing them together on a yearly conference, providing […]

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Apps For Europe: Take your Open Data application to the next level.

Have you participated in an hackathon this year? And are you ready to build a start up around your application? Or are you still tweaking your open data application idea and do you consider turning that idea into a viable start-up? If your app is using Open Data as a resource than we have the […]

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Local Data Census: Do you approve our top 15 datasets?

After a first live discussion, a fruitful public consultation and close cooperation with our Open Belgium ambassadors we have what could be the 15 datasets used for the local data census. But before we implement this top 15, we want your final approval or objection if you do not agree. For those who are not […]

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Results of Wiki Survey and final steps

After launching our Public Consultation Call three weeks ago we have received 1533 votes on our All Our Ideas page Wiki Survey. Thank you for your contributions to this inquiry. We’ll talk about the results of these votes and how we’re going to approach choosing the 10 to 15 winning datasets to be used in the actual Belgian Local […]

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