AsktheEU.org attends #AlaveteliCon


This week, representatives of AsktheEU.org and Access Info Europe attended the successful (and first ever) #AlaveteliCon, organised by MySociety in Oxford on 2nd and 3rd April 2012.

The event was attended by other Alaveteli installations from the UK, Europe and South America and included representatives from a variety of organisations from across the world who were interested in installing the software, learning more about it or bringing their experiences of requesting freedom of information in their country.

Representatives spent time discussing freedom of information campaigning and advocacy strategies for potential users, how to interact with authorities and get the information needed to set up an Alaveteli site, issues surrounding translation and adapting the software and potentially introducing non-email methods to accomodate different laws around the world.

Workshops were held to help install new Alaveteli sites, develop general Alaveteli documentation and user guides, as well as to teach and learn about moderating and adminsitrating a freedom of information website. There were also hackers’ streams to help develop Alaveteli software code and discuss new ideas.

AsktheEU.org was encouraged to see the enthusiasm of different organisations who wish to set up their own Alaveteli site in their own country and the development of an young Alaveteli community stretching right round the world.This week, representatives of AsktheEU.org and Access Info Europe attended the successful (and first ever) #AlaveteliCon, organised by MySociety in Oxford on 2nd and 3rd April 2012.

The event was attended by other Alaveteli installations from the UK, Europe and South America and included representatives from a variety of organisations from across the world who were interested in installing the software, learning more about it or bringing their experiences of requesting freedom of information in their country.

Representatives spent time discussing freedom of information campaigning and advocacy strategies for potential users, how to interact with authorities and get the information needed to set up an Alaveteli site, issues surrounding translation and adapting the software and potentially introducing non-email methods to accomodate different laws around the world.

Workshops were held to help install new Alaveteli sites, develop general Alaveteli documentation and user guides, as well as to teach and learn about moderating and adminsitrating a freedom of information website. There were also hackers’ streams to help develop Alaveteli software code and discuss new ideas.

AsktheEU.org was encouraged to see the enthusiasm of different organisations who wish to set up their own Alaveteli site in their own country and the development of an young Alaveteli community stretching right round the world.


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