Invitation to the event “Open Knowledge Day”

Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restrictions. Open Data and Open Content, Open Science and Open Education, Open Hardware and Software are all building blocks of Open Knowledge and consequently an open society.

On the Open Knowledge Day, that will be organized on 6 May 2019 in Ljubljana, individuals contributing to the society of Open Knowledge in Slovenia and in the World, will present some of these key building blocks.

The event will take place between 12:00 and 17:30 in the atrium of ZRC SAZU and will be moderated by Maja Cimerman (Today is a new day).

Before the event, the Chapter Creative Commons Slovenia will be established at 10:00 at AKSIOMA. At 20:00, the opening of the exhibition of ALUO students, entitled “Create a work that’s not yours”, will take place at AKSIOMA.

You are invited to participate! Entrance is, of course, open to all.


Find the detailed program below:


Intellectual Property Institute and Today is a new day

12:10 – 12:20

– doc. Emina Djukić (Academy of Fine Arts and Design): OPEN CULTURE – PRESENTATION OF ALUO PROJECTS

12:20 – 12:50

– Jan Gerlach (Senior Public Policy Manager, Wikimedia Foundation): PUBLIC POLICY FOR FREE KNOWLEDGE

In his talk, Jan will discuss how public policy choices for the internet affect the ways people can participate in knowledge online. From copyright to platform responsibility, laws and regulation can promote or threaten access to knowledge and open culture. Jan will explain what lawmakers need to do to make sure that everyone can benefit from our shared culture and knowledge. Finally, the talk will outline how the Wikimedia Foundation supports the community in their advocacy efforts to make shared free knowledge a reality.

12:50 – 13:10

– Jernej Polajnar (Wikimedia Slovenija): WIKIMEDIA IN SLOVENIA: PAST AND FUTURE

Since 2002, volunteers from Slovenia have been creating the free and open encyclopedia Wikipedia, along with related web content. In parallel, we have been participating in international activities and organizing in more formal ways to fight for better access to knowledge, although rather timidly for now. What are the challenges and opportunities of Wikimedia as an infrastructure for building a freely accessible knowledge repository in Slovene language?

13:10 – 13:55

– Gašper Hrastelj (Deputy Secretary General, Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO): THE PROCESS OF THE ADOPTION OF A UNESCO RECOMMENDATION ON OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES (OER)

– Davor Orlič (UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning, Jožef Stefan Institute): OPEN EDUCATION AS AN OPTIMAL WAY TO TRANSFER GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE

Open Education as a perfect conduit for Global Knowledge State-of-the-art machine learning and recommender algorithms to crawl, classify and understand OER resources so that we can then determine how best to help people learn in a way most suited to them.


Media literacy as civil duty faces many problems in implementation in the curriculum. This presentation will focus on the functioning multidisciplinary solution of teaching on media literacy that deals with the problem not only from the perspective of capitalist techno-determinism but also understands media as the fourth branch of government and media literacy as civil duty.

13:55 – 14:10

– Doc. dr. Katarina Krapež (University of Primorska): OPEN AND QUALITY SCIENCE IN SLOVENIA – WAY FORWARD?

14:10 – 14:55

– Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič (Intellectual Property Institute): CC LICENSES AND THE FUTURE OF COPYRIGHT

Creative Commons organization and the CC licenses are celebrating 18 years in 2019. Did the imbalances in copyright, that lead to the regime supporting a freer exchange of copyrighted work, change? Do lawmakers listen to the concerns and do they help creating a legal regime with better conditions for creating works and dissemination of knowledge?

– Luka Frelih (@ LJUDMILA): PRESENTATION OF CULTURE.SI is a website of the Ministry of Culture supporting international cooperation in the field of culture. It provides informative articles, a directory of organizations, a collection of images, a calendar of visits abroad, a calendar of festivals in Slovenia and over 500 lists all under CC licences in English. The data in the collection is also available in different open formats in API.


Short presentation of arguments in favour of the idea of non-free music being without value for creators and society.

– Vuk Ćosić (independent digital artist): SOCIAL POSITION OF SOCIETY

Humanity is having a hard time mapping the new socio-political context. In such context opportunism and conformism typically find a comfortable balance and it is the job of art to disturb. A call against financialization and juridification of the social position of art, supported by examples. Attendance obligatory.

14:55 – 15:00

– Janez Janša (Aksioma), Vuk Ćosić (independent digital artist): USE AND REUSE OPEN!

15:00 – 15:30 BREAK

15.30 – 16.00

– Rok Capuder (Institute 404): PRESENTATION OF INSTITUTE 404

Institute 404 is a youth technology center, which encourages young people to discover, create and innovate. We offer means and a space where they can freely explore, make and enjoy. They learn by doing, experiencing and solving intriguing problems.


Malfunctioning keyboards motivated us to start a workshop of DIY mechanical keyboard dactyl. Through the process we learned that a k3yb04rd is not just a keyboard. It depends on the production process, that’s why the market is flooded by cheap membrane keyboards, and carries in itself a long tradition of typewriters which themselves originate from the printing press. Through the workshop of co-building diy daktil keyboards we have familiarised with the Open source hardware ecosystem, brought about by the opening of the arduino microcontroller license.

16:00 – 16:30


The national network of non-governmental organisations for an inclusive information society (NVO-VID) is a professional and sustainable reference point of civil society aiming to empower NGOs by using digital technologies and to contribute to quality of people’s life in information society. We will look at some of the free software solutions used to implement our own documents-in-the-cloud service.

– Žiga Vrtačič (Today is a new day): OPEN SOFTWARE, OPEN HEARTS

In its 6-year history, the Institute Today is a new day published 77 open source projects. The most notable are Parlameter, Agrument, Commentality and Consul. Many things were good, even more went wrong – we will trust you what we have learned.

16:30 – 17:00


The Future of Open Governance We will talk about big data world of ours which is overflown by connected sensory IOT. In a world where information storage is free and kept forever, artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly becoming dominant tools of analysis and policy. How will we govern this brave new data based world which is so complex that only machines could potentially have an overview of it. Should we redefine what privacy is and are we in need of new ethics for this new technology based world?

17:00 – 17:30 CLOSURE