Regional Open Data Challenge 2024

March 18, 2024
UNDP Serbia

Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) and the United Nations Development Programme Serbia (UNDP Serbia) are jointly launching Regional Open Data Challenge 2024 (RODC 2024). This initiative promotes and recognises efforts in public administration in publishing and promoting the use of open data.

RODC 2024 aims to recognise, award and promote the innovative reuse of open data across ReSPA Members - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia - for greater transparency, accountability, inclusiveness and effectiveness in service delivery and design. The ultimate goal is to encourage collaboration between the government, CSOs, academia, and the private sector in delivering data-driven innovation that improves public services, empowers citizens or boosts economic activities.

RODC 2024 is open to all innovators to develop groundbreaking mobile or web applications, harnessing the power of open datasets published by public sector bodies across ReSPA Members.  The following categories are eligible to apply: companies, civil society organisations/foundations, science and research facilities, and individuals/groups of individuals (the contract will be signed by the leader of the team).  

In developing solutions or suggesting ideas, applicant must use at least one set of open data from the open data portals of ReSPA Members’ administrations, or at least one set of open data from website of any public administration institution in ReSPA Members. The additional data in the reusable format (example: excel sheets) can be used from any other publicly available dataset(s): i.e. data from statistical offices, other public administration institutions, and that refer to the Members.

The competition consists of four challenges:

Challenge 1: Mobility and Transportation Data

Challenge 2: Workforce mobility

Challenge 3: Tourism Atlas

Challenge 4: Demographic trends

The total award fund for the competition amounts to USD 20,000.  

The deadline for submission of the applications is 3rd May 2024, by 23:59 CET. Applications should be sent to email

For details please download Public call – Regional Open Data Challenge 2024. Application form is available at this link:


After the info session held on 26.3. a recording of the info session is available on our YouTube channel, and you can download a document with questions and answers from this link: Q&A RODC. Questions sent to the email will be added to the document. We remind you that you can also ask questions about the RODC via the above email.