Scot Open Gov


Agenda For Pioneering Open Government – Common Weal (Scotland)

15th February 2017
A Common Weal contribution to the Open Government Programme November 2016 Author: Dr Ben Simmons is a writer and campaigner for Open Government and Basic Income in Scotland. This short paper is drawn from Common Weal’s previous policy work, from the citizen participation sessions that we held and from an online consultation process organised via…
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Gathering events, Glasgow: OGP network and OGP policy events for Scotland – and will be livestreamed here!

13th January 2017
Feb 22nd 11.30 – 12.30 Discover new opportunities with the Open Government Partnership Want to join a growing international movement for greater government accountability and transparency? Interested in discovering new opportunities to influence Scottish Government decision making? Then come along to SCVOs Open Government Partnership (OGP) networking event and see how you can get involved.…
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Can Open Government Help Heal Divided Societies? – A Blog from the OGP Summit

21st December 2016
More than 3,000 people gathered in Paris from 7-9th December for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit 2016 hosted by the Government of France. Over the 3 days there were dozens of workshops, pitches and panel discussions on themes ranging from transparency, accountability and anti-corruption to climate and sustainable development, the digital commons and…
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Reflections on the OGP Summit

21st December 2016
It’s dry and sunny in Paris, but at the OGP Civil Society Morning there’s a somber mood. The Results of Early OGP Initiatives report launched at the Summit, captured OGP success stories and showed that the participation of civil society can have a significant impact. But the usual optimism of open government reformers has been…
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Scottish Open Government National Action Plan: 2016-2017

20th December 2016
1. Introduction Scottish Government and Scottish Civil Society share the values of Open Government which aim to foster openness, transparency and citizen participation.  This is Scotland’s first Open Government National Action Plan.  It has been developed jointly by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Civil Society Network with the Open Government Partnership (OGP). In April…
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2016-18 UK Open Government Action Plan: Commitment from the Scottish Government

20th December 2016
Originally published: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/commitment-from-the-scottish-government  1. UK Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2016-18: Commitment from the Scottish Government 2. Effective Open Government for governments at all levels 2.1 Developing Effective Open Government for governments at all levels, through the outputs from one or more summit discussions Main objective To share learning across the UK in order to establish the effective…
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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…
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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…
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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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How can an Open Government agenda heal divided societies?

28th November 2016
Finding a positive way forward before the world tears itself apart. This is a workshop as part of Open Government Partnership conference in Paris Dec 2016 Workshop objective Scotland’s open government civil society network with our partners in Northern Ireland are hosting a workshop to assess whether a decisive shift towards open government can avert a…
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