Wales Open Gov


Open Government- Beyond the Usual Suspects

21st February 2019
As part of the Open Government Pioneers Project, ERS Cymru have been commissioned to look into the barriers stopping a wider range of people engaging in Open Government. The small project, ‘Beyond the Usual Suspects’, saw us run two focus groups with a range of people considered less likely to engage, including one in a…
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Welsh Government publish their self assessment of the third national action plan

25th January 2019
As part of their commitment to open government, all participating governments have to publish an assessment of how they’ve performed at the end of each term. The Welsh Government have just published their self assessment of how they’ve done on their commitments in the third national action plan, which ran from 2016-2018. The full report…
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Welsh self assessment for the third National Action Plan

13th December 2018
*Please note the period for comments has now closed* The third UK Open Government National Action Plan was published in May 2016. In December 2016, commitments from each of the devolved administrations, including Welsh Government were published in an update to the UK plan. As part of the two-year action plan cycle, governments are required…
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Open Government Network Wales: Summary of Welsh Equalities projects

13th December 2018
After putting out a call for applicants for equalities engagement projects around Open Government, the Well-being Goals and the Global Goals, Interlink RCT, Diverse Cymru and Youth Cymru were successful and ran their projects between Oct 2017 and June 2018. This is a summary of their final reports along with reflections to help better understand…
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Have your say on the future plans for the Open Government Network Wales

29th October 2018
Join us on Tuesday 20 November for an informal discussion over lunch on the future of the Open Government network in Wales. The Open Government Network Cymru/Wales (OGN Cymru/Wales) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations who are committed to enhancing transparency, participation and accountability to make the Welsh Government work better…
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Participatory Budgeting in Wales: Lessons from the UK and Beyond (Webinar)

10th October 2018
On 27th September the Open Government Cymru network held a webinar on participatory budgeting. The webinar heard from four amazing speakers from Scotland, Portugal, Northern Ireland and Wales, who have all worked collaboratively with their local communities, local authorities and governments to help develop and deliver participatory budgeting (PB) projects that demonstrate the positive impact…
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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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Participatory Budgeting in Wales: Lessons from the UK and Beyond

12th September 2018
Wednesday, 26 September 11:30-12:30pm Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/participatory-budgeting-in-wales-lessons-from-the-uk-and-beyond-tickets-49950903497 Wales is set to shortly produce its next Open Government Action Plan for the period 2018-20, as part of the Open Government initiative. As the Open Government Network in Wales we have called for more engaging communications and innovative opportunities for citizens to actively participate in decision making in…
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What does Welsh civil society want from the next Open Government Action Plan?

2nd August 2018
Civil society manifesto  If you could get Welsh Government to do one thing to be more transparent or engaging, what would it be? This was the premise of an online consultation we ran to engage civil society on their suggestions for the next Welsh Open Government Action Plan. Following some great ideas online we’ve put…
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Openness in Wales: The Open Government Partnership

20th June 2018
You can read the full IRM report here. You can also come along to hear Ben in conversation with his Australian equivalent in London on the 12th July. This week my IRM report on the UK’s Third National Action Plan was published, covering the UK’s progress up until the end of last year. So where…
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