Executive summary


The Italian Transparency Decree ( Decreto Trasparenza, d.lgs. n.33, 14 March 2013) regulates the Public Administration (PA) obligations in advertising , transparency and diffusion of data, furthermore it implements the anti-corruption law (190/2012).
Since the adoption of the Decree, many datasets have been published by public authorities. However it happens frequently that these datasets do not give enough information ( or not clear enough), or they do not appear in the section where they are supposed to be consulted, or they are simply not machine readable.


The general objective is to have an overview on the Open Govenrment Data in Italy in the context of the Transparency Act (d.lgs 33).
Specifically, we have divided the ojectives in “monitoring”, “technical” and “dissemination/reporting”.

The monitoring phase is structured in 3 goals:
1. Monitoring all the 20 Italian Region Capital – achieved;
2. Monitoring all the 106 Italian Province Capital – achieved;
3. Monitoring all the Italian cities with more than 100 thousand inhabitants- achieved.

The technical part is structured as follows:
1. building an ontology – completed;
2. setting up the Semantic wiki and query the results via “in-line” queries – completed;
3. extract RDF from the wiki and query it via SPARQL- completed.

As regards the reporting and dissemination phase these are the following objectives:
1. First report/seminar describing the Wiki and the first achieved Goals – published;
2. Second report/seminar describing all the achieved goals – published;
3. Dissemination phase and collaboration with other tranparency projects – work in prgess.


For achieving the first goal, “Monitoring all the 20 Italian Region Capital” an hackathon was organized on July 23, 2014 during Nexa’s 23rd lunch seminar. A first report explaining the detailed structure of the Wiki and the results’ analysis of Goal 1 is available in PDF for the time being only in Italian. The results were furthermore shown during Nexa’s 24rd lunch seminar.