Open Government Data activities in Switzerland are implemented through various bodies such as the interdepartmental OGD committee, the OGD forum and the OGD round table.
The interdepartmental open government data committee on which the Confederation’s data owners serve assists the implementation of the strategy in its capacity as steering body. As this is binding at federal level, it ensures that the “open by default” guideline will be gradually implemented from 2020 onwards. In particular, it guarantees strategic responsibility by approving, prioritising and evaluating the implementation of a plan of measures and the respective annual activities/milestones. Furthermore, the interdepartmental open government data working committee ensures that the OGD strategy is implemented in a way that is coordinated with and makes use of the synergies from the Confederation’s other projects.
The Open Government Data forum supports the implementation of concrete activities pursuant to a plan of measures and formulates recommendations to develop OGD in particular based on input from the round table and the working groups. An important task of the Open Government Data forum is also the acquisition of further federal levels for the application and dissemination of the new OGD strategy. For this reason, institutions from all state authorities, all federal levels and state-related enterprises are invited as representatives.
The open government data round table brings together representatives from data providers and data users to target the coordinated publication of data in a demand-oriented way.
Operative working groups are also appointed by the OGD unit to develop particular thematic deliverables as part of the plan of measures.