The process of developing the UK’s new Open Government Partnership National Action Plan was formally launched on 13th July 2015 at an event co-organised by the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and UK Open Government Network.
The new action plan is being collaboratively developed between government and civil society. This page outlines how the process will work and how you can get involved.
The UK Open Government Network published the Open Government Manifesto on 1st October 2015. Based on a ten month project to source the best open government ideas from citizens and civil society across the UK, the manifesto puts forward key proposals for commitments for the UK’s new OGP National Action Plan.
Through a series of workshops around the country and an online platform, 79 ideas were collected between December 2014 and June 2015, which have since been refined into 28 clear, specific, and impactful commitments, grouped under ten themes:
These are being taken by the OGN into discussions with the government to develop the UK’s 2016-18 Open Government Action Plan.
The overall development of the 2016-18 National Action Plan is being coordinated by the Cabinet Office (on behalf of government) and UK Open Government Network coordinators (on behalf of civil society).
|Thom Townsend||Government Lead Coordinator||Cabinet Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tim Hughes||Civil Society Lead Coordinator||OGN & Involveemail@example.com|
|Lizetta Lyster||Government Coordinator||Cabinet Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Josephine Suherman-Bailey||Civil Society Coordinator||OGN & Involveemail@example.com|
The plan is being organised around a number of themes, each with their own government and civil society theme lead:
|Theme||Name||Government / civil society||Organisation|
|Access to information||Oliver Lendrum||Government||Cabinet Office|
|Malcolm Todd||Government||The National Archives|
|Prateek Buch||Civil society||Sense About Science|
|Anti-corruption||Charles Barry||Government||Cabinet Office|
|Rachel Davies||Civil society||Transparency International|
|Civic participation||Doreen Grove||Government||Scottish Government|
|Michelle Brook||Civil society||The Democratic Society|
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|Peter Hatchard||Government||Cabinet Office|
|Peter Wells||Civil society||The ODI|
|Public accountability||Edward Wood||Government||House of Commons|
|Andy Williamson||Civil society||Democratise|
Theme leads are charged with:
The NAP will be developed according to a number of high level guiding principles:
During February and March 2016, a number of workshops were held organised around the themes of the Action Plan. Notes from these workshops are available here: http://www.opengovernment.org.uk/2016/03/08/next-steps-for-developing-the-open-government-action-plan/
Workshops were subsequently held across themes in Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle.
We started conversations on the open government topics in the Commitment Labs at the launch of the Open Government Project.