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Reply to Letter: Minister Julia Lopez to UK OGN

14th March 2021
5 March 2021 Dear UK Open Government Civil Society Network members, Thank you for your letter of March 2nd, calling on the United Kingdom to reclaim its place as a global leader in openness and democracy. I am responding to your letter in my capacity as Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, responsible for the…
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OGN Letter to Minister Julia Lopez on the OGP placing the UK ‘under review.’

3rd March 2021
Julia Lopez MP Parliamentary Secretary Cabinet Office 70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS March 2021 Dear Minister, Let’s take back our place as a global leader in open government. The Open Government Network (OGN) is a broad coalition of people and organisations who wish to see the United Kingdom regain our position as a global leader…
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3rd March 2021
78 country Open Government Partnership places UK government ‘under review.’ UK government twice fails to properly deliver transparency plans. Organisations co-sign letter expressing ‘concern.’   The Open Government Partnership [OGP] of 78 countries representing some 2 billion people has placed the UK government ‘under review’ for failing to properly deliver a plan for transparent, participatory,…
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OGP Webinar on Opening Justice

27th November 2019
Join OGP on Friday, December 6th for a webinar on opening justice! Justice is an emerging area in open government. Thanks to increased global activity around access to justice, there is growing interest by many governments and civil society organizations to better link justice with open government, and to use the OGP platform as a…
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Open Gov Week 2020

21st November 2019
The Open Government Partnership has announced that Open Gov Week 2020 will take place on May 3-10. Open Gov Week is a global call to action intended to promote democracy, foster inclusion and improve governance.  The week brings together changemakers, thinkers, and doers from in and out of government to listen to each other’s ideas,…
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Open Government in Scotland Action Plan 2018-2020

28th May 2019
Scotland’s Second National Action Plan as a member of the Open Government Partnership December 2018 This is a text-only version of the Action Plan. You can access the latest version of the plan, here: Summary Today we are sharing Scotland’s Second Action Plan on Open Government. This has been produced in partnership by the…
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Scotland’s Action Plan on Open Government complete – launch coming soon!

7th December 2018
First posted on the website on 5 December 2018 Official submission of the Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership today. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has been involved. Today we are pleased to be publishing Scotland’s Second Action Plan on Open Government. We have submitted it to the international Open…
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Scotland’s Open Government Mini-Summit

27th September 2018
At this Edinburgh meetup, we are going to look at the legacy options proposed for the Open Government pioneers project. Some really amazing ideas have been proposed. Let’s look at these together and make them happen. See Register at our page.
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Bringing Data to Earth: Life in Data

18th September 2018
Local participation, creative industries, and data civics. Date: 24 September // Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm // Venue: Unit 6, Vision Building // Tickets Join us at this one-day event bringing together civic society representatives, and communities of interest to explore and workshop open datasets, data visualisation and data-driven decision making for the public good. This…
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Public Consultations for the State of Open Government Report

14th September 2018
The global Open Government Partnership (OGP) are excited to invite the open government community and general public to consultations for the State of Open Government Report, OGP’s first flagship report. These consultations are your chance to be heard about priority policy areas within OGP. Conversations will take place on September 19, 20, 24 and 25.…
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