On March 24th, the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico hosted TOGiVE project Infoday with a debate on the challenges for an Open State. 

The presentation of the project to the audience, formed by project stakeholders and post-doc students, was carried out by Mauricio Covarrubias, general secretary of UNIVDEP. Covarrubias was accompanied by Roberto Romero Espinoza, director of IAPAS, and Alejandro Romero Gudiño, head of the Evaluation and Control Unit (UEC) of the Audit Committee of the Superior Audit of the Federation of the Chamber of Deputies.

The International panel following the opening was composed by Francisco Rojas Martín, director of NovaGob, Angela Sierra, Professor of Philosophy at the University of La Laguna, Diego Pando, director of the Degree in Public Policies and Government of UMET (Argentina) and president Of the Argentine Association of Public Administration Studies and Rita Grandinetti, researcher and profes
sor of Public Administration Technologies at the National University of Rosario (Argentina).

In his presentation, Francisco Rojas Martín emphasized the need for new methodologies and tools for Open Government to ensure its implementation in an integral manner, avoiding extra costs for the generation of public value.

For her part, Angela Sierra insisted on the need for it to be the confidence of the citizens that makes institutions strong and not authority per se; while Rita Grandinetti focused her presentation on the opportunities offered by the Open Government to consolidate democracy.

Diego Pando focused on the challenges of the implementation of Open Government in Latin America, which grouped in three dimensions: the institutional context in the region, the relationship of public institutions with other actors and the use of technology.