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OGN meeting with Chris Skidmore, Minister for the Constitution | 5th April 2017

20th April 2017

  Present: Chris Skidmore MP, Minister for the Constitution Thom Townsend, Government Digital Service Will Gerry, Government Digital Service Tim Davies, Practical Participation Michelle Brook, The Democratic Society Rachel Davies Teka, Transparency International UK Gavin Freeguard, The Institute for Government Andrew Parsons, Public Concern at Work Tim Hughes, Involve Matt Harriott, Involve   Introductions: The…


OGN Steering Committee Strategy Session | 15 March 2017 | Meeting note

19th April 2017

Location: Central Working, 231-233 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN Date: 15 March 2017 Introduction On 15th March members of the UK Open Government Network (OGN) steering committee met to discuss the next phase for the OGN. This note outlines the key outcomes and actions from the discussion. OGN members are invited to review the note and…


Launch of Open Government Network Wales at gofod3

17th March 2017

Launching the Open Government Network Wales Jetske Germing, Open Government Wales Officer at WCVA, was at the launch of the exciting new Open Government Pioneers project in Wales last week and here she tells us all about it. Only a short while into the project we feel grateful to have had a high profile opportunity…


2016-18 Open Government Action Plan implementation meeting | 1 Feb 2017 | Meeting note

15th February 2017

On 1 February 2017, members of the OGN’s steering committee and government commitment leads met to review the implementation of the 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan and the UK OGP process. This note of the meeting was produced by the Cabinet Office. In addition: Progress updates on commitments can be found at: http://www.opengovernment.org.uk/resource/2016-18-open-government-action-plan-february-2017-commitment-progress-updates/  Links to engagement…


ElectionsNI: Assembly Elections #AE17 – We’re back!

15th February 2017

(via ODI Belfast) Well, it doesn’t seem all that long since we were frantically crowdsourcing live elections data for our ElectionsNI project. In fact, it’s only been ten months, but we’re back to another round of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. This time round it’ll be every bit as interesting, perhaps more so as people…


Assessment of UK’s 2013-15 Open Government Action Plan published for public comment

6th January 2017

The Open Government Partnership’s (OGP) Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) – which is charged with tracking the progress of countries on OGP – has just published its latest report for the UK for public consultation. This progress report, prepared by Ben Worthy from Birkbeck University, assesses the implementation of the commitments in the UK’s second open government action plan,…


Scotland Pioneer Action Plan signed in Paris

19th December 2016

Scotland was selected earlier this as a pioneer within the Open Government Partnership’s Subnational Programme. This means Scottish Government signed and submitted (to the Paris #OGP16 conference) an action plan for open government delivering commitments in Scotland. This is a pioneering plan, headlined by five top level strategic commitments. It is available from the OGP…


What happened at the 2016 Paris OGP Summit

16th December 2016

Last week the Open Government Partnership Global Summit was held in Paris, bringing together 3,000 representatives from more than 70 countries, including Heads of State, government ministers, mayors, civil society representatives, public servants, members of parliament, developers, researchers, and journalists. Two significant themes of the Summit – particularly showing up in the speeches of the OGP Support…


Join the OGN steering committee | Nominations open!

13th December 2016

The UK Open Government Network is seeking nominations for three spaces on our steering committee, currently held by Anthony Zacharzewski (Demsoc), Simon Burall (Involve) and Tim Davies (Practical Participation).  The OGN needs active, dynamic and knowledgeable steering committee members to help drive forward its development and engagement with the government. I hope that you will…


SCVO joins forces with partners across the UK to give people the tools to make government more open & responsive to their needs

5th December 2016

(via SCVO) The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) in partnership with the Wales Council for Voluntary Organisations (WCVA), Involve, and Northern Ireland Environment Link has been awarded a £500k Big Lottery Fund grant to support more people to take part in the decisions that will shape their future. The UK partners will work together…

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