Some key regional initiatives in Eastern Europe and Central Asia include:
The State of Open Data Report
Research study on the open data initiatives in the ECA region, providing insights into the general state of open data.
Training journalists to be more data-literate has been a priority for this region. Working with local universities, trainings were provided to early-stage journalists to better understand and use data for evidence-based storytelling.
The Ministry of Data is a challenge focusing on using data to improve city governance in the western balkans. In 2016, 4 cities agreed to participate. Out of 10 participating teams, five were awarded prizes for their innovative solutions in areas ranging from tax information, air pollution to city mobility.