Open Government in the Basque Country

  • Mentxu Ramilo AraujoEmail author
  • Alberto Ortiz de Zárate Tercero
  • Iñaki Ortiz Sánchez
  • Venan Llona Parriel
Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 4)


Open-government model in the Basque Country was one of the first strategies which appeared in the international context, based on the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration. This chapter contextualizes, first, this open-government policy. Secondly, the chapter describes the most significant initiatives that the Basque Country has undertaken to develop its model of open government, showing its strengths and weaknesses. The final discussion reflects on the progress made and to-dos.


Open government Open data Public innovation Citizens Governance 



Thank you very much to Rebeca Coriat and Gaizka Llona for helping us in the translation and revision of this text. This chapter has been built and revised in a collaborative way using Google Drive.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mentxu Ramilo Araujo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alberto Ortiz de Zárate Tercero
    • 2
  • Iñaki Ortiz Sánchez
    • 1
  • Venan Llona Parriel
    • 2
  1. 1.Vitoria-GasteizSpain
  2. 2.BilbaoSpain

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