Scot Open Gov

439 days managing the Open Government Pioneers Project

20th April 2018
439 days. That’s how long I’ve been Project Coordinator for the Open Government Pioneers Project. It’s the longest I’ve spent in any role. I’ve enjoyed managing a project touching on so many of the things I love – policy, public affairs, campaigns, events and project management. Taking on a complex project with only a high-level plan…
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Announcement: Scotland Network’s OGP Representatives

18th April 2018
We received eight nominations to represent the Network on Scotland’s new OGP Multi-stakeholder Forum. Having received the same number of nominations as allocated places, the nominees are automatically selected for the eight places on the Steering Group with an election. The successful nominees will join eight delegates from the Scottish Government to form Scotland’s new…
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Know your Network: Mike McLean

6th April 2018
Job title: Knowledge and Collaboration Manager Organisation: Improvement Service Location: Livingston Network Member since: June 2017 Contact me at: @mclean_mj on Twitter How would you describe your job to a child? I help local government employees collect and create information that will help them make better informed decisions. I promote and run digital services to allow…
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Parliament consults on Scotland’s revised National Outcomes

4th April 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been with us for well over two years, and now in our third year of action, my most recent blog looked at whether Scotland is moving towards a National Implementation Plan for the Goals. It’s been some time since the First Minister pledged that Scotland would be one of…
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Nominations now open – Scotland’s OGP Steering Group

3rd April 2018
It’s time for us to call on you – our network of open government enthusiasts – to help steer the development and delivery of Scotland’s second Open Government Action Plan.  Nominations have now opened for eight spaces on Scotland’s refreshed Open Government Partnership (OGP) Multistakeholder Forum, known as the OGP Steering Group in Scotland. The…
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Know your network: Hannah Dickson

21st March 2018
Job title: National Development Officer Organisation: Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) Location: Everywhere (but based mainly in Edinburgh) Network Member since: November 2017 Contact me at: or @hannahdix on Twitter How would you describe your job to a child? Feeling safe and being safe in your home, school, street and work is important. I…
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Time to develop Scotland’s 2018-2020 OpenGov action plan

13th March 2018
  Since the turn of the year work has been underway to develop improved processes and a project plan ahead of creating Scotland’s 2018/20 open government action plan. We’re now all set to press ahead!   What it’s all about   Developing Scotland’s second open government action plan is part of Scotland’s promise as a member…
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Paul Bradley: Why Scotland’s next Open Government Action Plan matters to you!

13th March 2018
Paul Bradley is Network Coordinator for Scotland’s Open Government Network and Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals Network.        Let’s assume that you think open government is a good idea. You’d be hard placed to find someone in Scotland who would say otherwise – open sounds better than closed, right? That may be so, but do…
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Re-imagine democracy with us online  —  social kit

12th March 2018
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 Thursday, Open Government Networks across the UK will be coming together to host the Re-imagine Democracy conference. We want you to join us in the discussions as together we…
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Is Scotland moving towards a national plan for the SDGs?

6th March 2018
Original blog posted here. The pace of progress must accelerate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s according to the latest report from the UN on progress across the world. Now in our third year of action, these words ring true for Scotland as well. Our country’s commitment to the SDGs will be shown by the…
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