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National Action Plan priority: Extending the principles of openness and transparency

17th December 2012

Where: The Open Data Institute When: 29 November 2012 Introduction On 15 November, members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and the civil society network met to scope out the areas of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. Four areas were identified based on the UK Government’s priorities and the civil society network’s…


A Game of Two Halves: Better engagement on open government | Alan Hudson, ONE

6th December 2012

On the 5th December 2012, the UK Government – in its role as co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) – organised a Peer Exchange meeting for representatives of participating countries. The opening panel saw government and civil society representatives from Indonesia (the other co-chair of OGP), Mexico, Tanzania and the UK share their stories…


UK share revised co-chair vision

6th December 2012

Back in September when the UK became lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership they released a draft ‘co-chair vision‘. We started by gathering comments on the strategy through an online document, and through the recent Open Policy Making process with the OGP team from Cabinet Office, have input into a revised co-chair vision published…


Extending the principles of openness and transparency

5th December 2012

Next Thursday (13 December, 1230-1400), the UK OGP civil society network and Cabinet Office Transparency Team will be holding the second session in the series on the content of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. The session will take place at the (newly launched) Open Data Institute and will be on the priority…


National Action Plan theme: Participation and open policy making

3rd December 2012

Where: The Open Data Institute When: 29 November 2012 Introduction On 15 November, members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and the civil society network met to scope out the areas of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. Four areas were identified based on the UK Government’s priorities and the civil society network’s…


Developing the UK’s next National Action Plan

23rd November 2012

Over the past few weeks members of the civil society network have been working with members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team to: agree a process for developing the UK’s next Open Government Partnership National Action Plan in partnership; and scope out the possible areas of content for the National Action Plan. The current plan,…


Network meeting: 6 December

22nd November 2012

Update (04/12/12): This meeting has now been cancelled The next meeting of the civil society network will be held on 6 December, between 1230 and 1430, at the Open Data Institute. This meeting will be to discuss a number of process and governance issues concerning the network, including: What is / should the network be (e.g. should…


15 November brown bag lunch

13th November 2012

At this week’s brown bag lunch meeting at the ODI we will be exploring the scope and content of the UK’s next National Action Plan with civil servants from the Cabinet Office’s Transparency team. This will build on conversations over the past couple of weeks and will help to decide what’s in and what’s out of…


Open Government brown bag lunches (aka. ODI Thursdays)

29th October 2012

From this Thursday (1 November) onwards, the Open Data Institute have kindly offered us the use of their space on Thursdays of every week. This will include the free use of desks and WI-FI, and meeting rooms for (brown bag) lunch meetings. The idea is simple: to bring those working on open government across civil society…


Cabinet Office and Civil Society Network meeting – 25 Oct 2012

25th October 2012

Present Simon Burall (Chair; Involve), Andrew Parsons (Public Concern at Work), Anthea Seles (International Records Management Trust), Ilaria Miller (Cabinet Office), Maurice Frankel (Campaign for Freedom of Information), Melissa Lawson (Tearfund), Sophia Oliver (Cabinet Office), Tim Hughes (Involve) Catch up Members of the civil society network reported on the process and outcomes of the 11…