UK Open Gov

The UK Open Government Network (OGN) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability. The OGN mobilises and coordinates civil society to effectively advocate for open government reforms, and works with government to identify, develop and implements the UK’s commitments under the global Open Government Partnership.


How to make Feminist Open Government tangible – civil society reflections from the UK’s first FOGO workshop

4th April 2019
In 2019, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is focusing on gender and inclusion as key priorities. During Open Government Week, DCMS and Open Heroines gathered a group of civil society members, government officials, and private sector representatives to share ideas and discuss how to make the Feminist Open Government Initiative (FOGO) more specific and tangible.…
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The Windrush Scandal: the case for increasing BME participation in decision-making

20th March 2019
This commitment idea has been produced by Runnymede Trust. This action was part of the Open Government Pioneers Project. Check out more commitment ideas here. The Windrush Scandal of 2018 shocked the nation. British Subjects who had moved predominantly from the Caribbean to the UK at a young age, were wrongly detained, deported and denied…
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Data Transparency for Social Change

15th March 2019
This case study was written by Runnymede Trust as part of the Open Government Pioneers Project. Check out the other case studies here. If we hope to reduce ethnic inequalities then high quality data is essential. The government’s launch of the Race Disparity Audit in 2017 was a positive step, putting a plethora of data…
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OpenGovWeek Webinar: Virtual Meet-up with the 2019 OGP Civil Society Steering Committee Candidates

11th March 2019
Friday, March 15 9:00 – 10:00 AM GMT-5 Virtual Meet-up with the 2019 OGP Civil Society Steering Committee Candidates Learn more about the webinar here. Prior registration is not required.
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OpenGovWeek Webinar: Virtual Meet-up with the 2019 OGP Civil Society Steering Committee Candidates

11th March 2019
Virtual Meet-up with the 2019 OGP Civil Society Steering Committee Candidates 8:00 – 9:00 AM GMT-5 Learn more about the webinar here. Prior registration is not required.
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OpenGovWeek Webinar: Enhancing Co-Creation

11th March 2019
Thursday, March 14 Enhancing Co-Creation: Highlights and Lessons from the OGP Trust Fund 2018 Co-Creation Awards 9:00 – 10:30 AM GMT-05 Learn more about the webinar and register here.
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OpenGovWeek Webinar: Applying a Feminist Open Government Lens to Action Plans

11th March 2019
Wednesday, March 13 Applying a Feminist Open Government Lens to Action Plans 10:00 – 11:00 AM GMT-5 Learn more about the webinar and register here.
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OpenGovWeek Webinar: What is New in IRM Reports?

11th March 2019
Tuesday, March 12 What is New in IRM Reports? Three Things You Need to Know about the IRM Refresh 10:00 – 11:00 AM GMT-5 This webinar will be conducted in English. Learn more about the webinar and register here.
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Reply to OGN Letter: Delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan

11th March 2019
You can download a copy of the letter here (.pdf 190kb) TO2019/02339/DC 11 March 2019 UK Open Government Network Involve 18 Victoria Park Square London E3 9PF Dear Mr Pavlou Delay to finalising the UK Open Government Action Plan Thank you for your letter dated February 11 regarding the delay to the launch of the…
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UK OGN Coordinator response to ICO Strategy

10th March 2019
In January 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office laid a report before Parliament about extending the scope of the Freedom of Information Act. This work is part of their new emerging strategy for access to information rights in the UK that they are currently consulting on. The link to the draft strategy is here: Openness by…
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