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Pre-register for the OGP London Summit

31st July 2013

The Open Government Partnership has just launched a pre-registration page for the OGP Summit being held in London on 31 October and 1 November 2013. For more information and to register, follow this link: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/news/do-not-miss-2013-ogp-summit-pre-register-now


Public views on open data: Sciencewise social intelligence report

18th July 2013

Sciencewise-ERC – the UK’s national centre for public dialogue in policy making involving science and technology issues – has published a review of public views on the topic of open data over the past five years, available here: http://www.sciencewise-erc.org.uk/cms/public-views-on-open-data/ Here’s the executive summary: The report provides an analysis of key messages and trends; and gives an overview of possible…


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…