Scot Open Gov


Lifting the curtain on open government – my first few months in post

24th July 2017
This post talks about some of the things I’ve been working on over the last five months, my initial thoughts about the network and forum in Scotland and invites you to support me in building this community of open government champions across Scotland.
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Open Government, Closed Doors? What does Community Empowerment mean for disabled people?

6th June 2017
The Scottish Government is committed to our communities being supported to do things for themselves and to people having their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. But what does this mean for disabled people? Will we have a real say in decisions that affect us, or will we just be left further…
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Open Government Scotland Network Meeting

6th June 2017
As we approach the half-way point in the delivery of Scotland’s first National Action Plan, and with governance of Scotland’s Civil Society Open Government Network developing in the background, we are keen for the Network to meet more regularly between now and December. Our next meeting will take place in Glasgow on Friday 23rd June…
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Webinar – The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK: priorities, processes, participation

1st June 2017
This webinar is the second in a series from the UK-wide Open Government Pioneers Project. For those who missed it, our first webinar is available here. Graham Long will discuss the UK implementation process for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the role of citizen participation. See Graham’s co-authored report on the 2030 Agenda here.…
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Webinar: Open Government and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

11th May 2017
This webinar is the first in a series from the UK-wide Open Government Pioneers Project. Craig Matasick from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) delivers a comprehensive and insightful webinar on the instrumental value of Open Government principles in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Open Government Partnership Scotland meeting – Livestream

10th May 2017
The meeting took place on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 1oam in the George Mackay Brown Library, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh with around 20 participants from government and civil society backgrounds. The purpose of this meeting was to assess progress against the commitments so far and plan how we take forward delivery of the commitments for…
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Open Government Pioneers Project UK – application documentation for reference

4th May 2017
Presented here are the application documents sent to the Big Lottery Fund UK by core partners of the Open Government Pioneers UK Project. More up to date and more extensive information is available at the Project Wiki. So the information below is primarily useful if you want to scrutinise the project funding by Big Lottery Fund…
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Webinar – Open Government and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

26th April 2017
This webinar is the first in a series from the UK-wide Open Government Pioneers Project which will provide an introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Craig Matasick from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will explore the instrumental value of Open Government principles and methods in the implementation of the UN…
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Opengovpioneers Live

6th March 2017
  This is the livestreaming page and video archive for the open government pioneers UK livestreams and webcasts. Open video list in new window
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Blog by Paul Bradley: It’s about time people were involved in government budget setting

28th February 2017
Originally posted on SCVO website Written by Paul Bradley, SCVO. It’s about time people were involved in government budget setting Last week, the Scottish Budget was passed by Parliament. Last-ditch deals were made to secure support for the bill and compromises prevented gridlock. Many conversations between political parties were taking place over how Scotland’s money…
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