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Open Government Partnership Annual Summit: Call for proposals

15th July 2013

As lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership this year, the UK will be hosting the OGP’s Annual Summit in London on 31 October and 1 November. To help to build the programme, the organisers have launched a call for proposals for ideas of sessions. Here’s what they say: In just over 3 months around 1000…



OGP civil society peer exchange workshop

8th July 2013

At the beginning of July (2nd to 4th) 2013, we welcomed colleagues from civil society in the past (US, Brazil), current (Indonesia) and future (Mexico) OGP chair countries to London to share experiences, build relationships and plan for the future. This Storify of the workshop outlines what we discussed and what some of our conclusions…



UK Open Government Partnership Draft National Action Plan

27th June 2013

Today sees the publication of a draft of the UK’s second Open Government Action Plan, which members of this network have been contributing to over the past few months. The draft plan is available for download from: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/open-government-partnership-uk-draft-national-action-plan-2013 This draft plan is now open for consultation until 19 September 2013. To respond you can: Comment on…


Note of meeting between Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society), Cabinet Office Transparency Team, and UK OGP civil society network

27th June 2013

Introduction On 20 June, members of the UK OGP civil society network met with Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, along with members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team to discuss progress on developing the UK’s Open Government Partnership National Action Plan. In attendance were: Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society), Pete Lawrence…


20 June meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team

27th June 2013

Introduction On 20 June, a number of the UK OGP civil society network met with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and then with Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society) to discuss the process of developing the UK’s second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan. This is a note of the meeting with the Cabinet Office.…


ORGCon2013

5th June 2013

This Saturday is ORGCon2013, the ‘UK’s biggest digital rights conference’: ORGCon2013 brings you an exciting range of panels, talks and workshops. Come and get an update on the biggest digital rights campaigns, take action, learn about new issues like the digital arms trade, hear about the latest developments in protecting free speech online and listen…


Meeting of the civil society network | 16 May

10th May 2013

What: Meeting of civil society network When: 16 May, 1200 t0 1500 Where: The Open Data Institute On the afternoon of 16 May, members of the OGP civil society network will be meeting to discuss progress so far with the development of the draft action plan (still to be published by the Government) and the…


UK 2011 Action Plan self assessment: Submission from the civil society network

15th April 2013

The UK OGP civil society network today submitted the following to the Government’s consultation on its self assessment against the UK’s 2011 open government action plan: To whom it concerns, Over the past few months civil society organisations that form part of the UK OGP Civil Society Network have been working with Cabinet Office colleagues…