Open Government!

Think government should be more transparent, engaging and accountable? Here’s how to get involved in writing the UK’s new open government action plan.

Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments and institutions work better for citizens when they are transparent, engaging and accountable.

As a member of the global Open Government Partnership, the UK and devolved governments must publish an open government action plan in June 2016, setting out clear, specific and measurable open government reforms for the next two years.  In the spirit of open government, this action plan is being co-developed by government and civil society, and its implementation will be monitored by the Independent Reporting Mechanism of the OGP.  

The UK government and UK Open Government Civil Society Network are co-hosting a series of workshops for government and civil society to collaboratively develop commitments for the 2016-18 Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.  These workshops will cover the themes of access to information, open data, anti-corruption, public accountability, and civic participation.

You can find out more about these themes and get started on developing them, by commenting on their draft narratives:

Whether you’re from government, civil society, business or an interested citizen, we invite you to get involved in writing the UK’s new open government action plan by attending these workshops.

Please share these details widely with your networks.

Access to information and open data

Date and time: Tuesday 9th February, 9.30am to 12.30pm (followed by sandwich lunch)

Venue: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ogpuk-access-to-information-open-data-workshop-tickets-20856576582

Anti-corruption

Date and time: Tuesday, 9 February 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00

Venue: Transparency International UK, 7-14 Great Dover St, London SE1 4YR GB

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ogpuk-anti-corruption-workshop-tickets-20914145773

Public accountability

Date and time: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 from 18.30

Venue: Portcullis House, Unit B, Bridge St, London SW1A 2LW

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ogpuk-public-accountability-workshop-tickets-20969225518

Civic participation

Date and time: Thursday, 25 February, tbc

Venue: tbc, London

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ogpuk-civic-participation-workshop-tickets-21039519770

Cross-cutting workshops

Bristol

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Manchester

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Newcastle

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