UK Open Gov

The UK Open Government Network (OGN) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability. The OGN mobilises and coordinates civil society to effectively advocate for open government reforms, and works with government to identify, develop and implements the UK’s commitments under the global Open Government Partnership.


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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Response to the Law Commission’s consultation: ‘Protection of Official Data’

16th May 2017
Members of the Open Government Network have written to Professor David Ormerod QC, the Law Commissioner for Criminal Law, in response to the consultation paper ‘Protection of Official Data’. The paper proposed changes to the Official Secret’s Act. You can read the full response below. Response to the Law Commission’s consultation: ‘Protection of Official Data’…
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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 Network calls on all political parties to commit to open government

8th May 2017
The Open Government Network (OGN) has written to political parties ahead of next month’s General Election to call on them to make commitments to open government, particularly regarding the Brexit process. The letter is signed on the behalf of the OGN by its steering committee, and can be read in full below. Your party’s commitment…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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