News 21st February 2019

Open Government- Beyond the Usual Suspects

by Jessica Blair

As part of the Open Government Pioneers Project, ERS Cymru have been commissioned to look into the barriers stopping a wider range of people engaging in Open Government. The small project, ‘Beyond the Usual Suspects’, saw us run two focus groups with a range of people considered less likely to engage, including one in a sixth form college and another targeting members of protected groups under the Equality Act 2010.

The groups were asked questions such as “What does Open Government mean to you?” and “How can we make Open Government more accessible?”.

The full report has now been published and can be found here: https://www.opengovernment.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Open-Government-Beyond-the-Usual-Suspects-final-report.pdf 

For further information on the work please contact Matthew Mathias at matthew.mathias@electoral-reform.org.uk