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Eleanor Stewart

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9th November 2015 London, UK


As I clambered over a pile of stones atop a scrubby hillside olive grove in the searing midday Lebanese sun surveying the remains of the home of Lady Hestor Stanhope trying to recall how a degree in archaeology and passion for this kind of outdoor exploration and activity had lead me to working in the […]

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30th October 2015 London, UK

UK receives International Award for Open Government

At the Open Government Summit in Mexico City this week the UK was presented with the International Award for Open Government marking our outstanding achievement in the area and our commitment to the principles and benefits of Open Government. Yet the majority of UK citizens are not aware of the revolutionary progress we have made […]

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23rd June 2015 London, UK

Transparency in Romania

This is a guest post by Felicia Alexandru from BE Bucharest. As part of our work across the FCO network to mark International Open Data Day the British Embassy in Bucharest joined the Romanian Prime Minister’s Office and the Civil Society Coalition along with the  US and Dutch Embassies to talk about transparency in Romania. […]

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22nd June 2015 London, UK

Open Data Romania : British Embassy Hackathon

The British Embassy was delighted to support an open data hackathon organised in Bucharest on 21-22 February. The event was organised by the Coalition for Open Data and the Romanian Government, in partnership with the British Embassy, the US Embassy and the Dutch Embassy. It followed a successful conference organised on Friday 20 February, where […]

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21st January 2014 London, UK

FCO data hack day

Open Data is one of the underpinning elements of the Prime Minister’s Transparency Agenda. Open Data is the raw commodity which enables government to release new economic growth and social value and improve public services and accountability.  In the FCO we generate and use a lot of information and we are looking at ways – […]

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