UK OpenGovernment

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UK Open Gov

The UK Open Government Network collaborates with and challenges governments in the UK to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms through the UK’s membership of the Open Government Partnership.

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NI Open Gov

The Northern Ireland Open Government Network is a loose alliance of civil society in Northern Ireland campaigning for more open, participatory and accountable government.

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The public can understand the workings of their government


The public can influence the workings of their government


The public can hold their government to account for its actions

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OGN members concerned with FOI Commission remit

14th August 2015 – No Comments

Members of the UK Open Government Network have written to Matthew Hancock, Minister for the Cabinet Office, to express concern at recent developments that threaten the Freedom of Information Act, including the terms of reference of the Government’s Freedom of…


The OGP Journey to Go Subnational | Open Government Partnership

13th August 2015 – No Comments

How subnational governments and civil society can be involved in the Open Government Partnership is an important question that we’re grappling with in the UK. It’s a particularly pressing issue in a country such as the UK, where significant powers…


The OGP must be deep as well as wide if it is to have meaningful impact for citizens | Open Government Partnership

10th August 2015 – No Comments

Colm Burns and Paul Braithwaite from the Northern Ireland Open Government Network have written for the OGP blog on the importance of devolved governments and civil society being involved in OGP action plans: The Open Government Partnership has spread rapidly…


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