Scot Open Gov


Online Identity Assurance – What have we been doing? Come see for yourself

14th February 2018
February 1, 2018 posted on Scottish Government website by Ross Clark It’s been a busy start to 2018 for the online identity assurance team. Thank you for all your initial feedback on our first blog. We value the input of everyone with an interest in this work. So what’s been happening? As mentioned in our…
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Electronic Voting Roundtable hosted by Open Rights Group

14th February 2018
Open Rights Group will be hosting a roundtable discussion in light of the Scottish Government’s proposal to conduct trials of electronic voting. Date: Tuesday 20 February Time: 2 – 3:30pm Location: Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 We’ll have contributions from the Scottish Government elections team and also from Jason Kitcat, an expert in…
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Are you a young citizen advocate for change?

14th February 2018
Wed 22 February, 1:30pm – 2:30pm Hosted by Scotland’s Open Government Network and The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS) Free Ticket required Young people are often simultaneously at the centre of things and on the periphery. They may be the focus of an initiative or an action whilst having little to do with…
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Know your network: Andreas Pavlou

5th February 2018
Job title: Network Lead Org: Involve Location: London Network Member since: October 2017 Contact me at: andreas@involve.org.uk How would you describe your job to a child? I help bring together people who want to change the UK to make it more open and fair. What does the concept of open government mean to you? Open government to…
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Know your network: Ruchir Shah

29th January 2018
Job title: Head of policy and research department, and director of Open Government Pioneers Project UK Org: Scottish Council for voluntary Organisations Location: Edinburgh Network Member since: 2016 Contact me at: ruchir.shah@scvo.org.uk     How would you describe your job to a child? Who is the president of the free world? Is he making the world…
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Know your network: Linda Jane McLean

27th January 2018
Job title: Retired (I think…but still doing lots on Social Care) Org: Arac Location: Nigg, Tain, Highland Network Member since: June 2017 Contact me at: researcher513@gmail.com How would you describe your job to a child? I find ways to help people to live in their own homes longer. That  means that they enjoy life better and  have…
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Network update: What’s in store for 2018?

27th January 2018
It’s time to start thinking differently You have a big role to play this year. Scotland is developing its second Open Government Action Plan and we’re well placed as a network to bring new ideas to the forefront of discussions around building a government that works better for the people of Scotland. Before launching into…
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SDG network publishes open letter to ScotGov on Sustainable Development Goals

25th January 2018
Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals Network has co-ordinated an open letter to government bodies asking them to evidence their commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland. The SDG Network – along with organisations and individuals across the country – issued the open letter to Scottish political parties, parliamentary committees, the Scottish Cabinet, Scotland’s Secretary of State…
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Re-imagine Democracy Conference

22nd January 2018
Where: The Mac, Exchange Street, Belfast, BT1 2LS When: 9.45am-4.30pm Thurs 15 March 2018 Registration: REGISTER HERE (Free to attend) (Venue Accessibility Info) Imagine a country where decisions are honestly made, transparent and accountable, where outcomes cannot be bought or manipulated and where policy-making processes enhance democratic participation and connection.   This all–day conference organised…
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‘Get it Minuted Campaign’ launched

19th January 2018
The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) is launching a ‘Get it Minuted’ Campaign and is calling on people and organisations to ask and insist that there are agendas, notes and minutes for any meetings with the Scottish Government. The two actions which can be taken up by the public across Scotland as…
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