The process for civil society and government to co-create the UK’s next National Action Plan (NAP) is now underway but we need your help to get involved…
The UK government is working with civil society on the UK’s next Open Government National Action Plan. It will be published later this year and will include commitments on different topics.
Over the next couple of months, Thematic Groups will bring together civil servants and civil society to discuss and co-create proposals, around these different topics. They are listed below, alongside civil society leads, read-outs from past workshops and a link to the online forums to keep the conversation going between workshops.
If you have any questions on this process, please feel free to email Kevin Keith, Chair of the UK Open Government Network, at KevJKeith@gmail.com.
– Civil society lead: Ruairi Macdonald
– The Contracting online forum is here.
– Civil society lead: Mor Rubenstein
– The Health online forum is here.
– Civil society lead: Natalie Byrom
– The Justice online forum is here.
– Civil society lead: Peter Wells
– The Data Ethics online forum is here.
Climate Change / Natural Resources (Open Environment)
– Civil society lead: Joseph Williams.
– The Climate Change / Natural Resources online forum is here.
Your participation will help shape government policy pledges. With stories about transparency at the highest levels of government dominating the news, this has never been more important.
Once registered, you will be sent an event link, or links if you have chosen more than one. Some dates have been set but if you cannot make this date, please still register your interest for that group. For those without dates, these will be sent out to those who register. And yes, you can register for more than one.
To find out more about specific Thematic Groups you can read notes from an initial planning meeting with government here.
Each Thematic Group will connect to the UK’s Multistakeholder Forum made up of civil society and government representatives, which will ensure proposals are considered for inclusion in the National Action Plan. You can read the Terms of Reference for the Multistakeholder Forum here.
It is expected a draft National Action Plan will be published late Summer / Autumn for wider consultation.
Scotland is developing its third open government action plan as part of the Open Government Partnership Local Programme which invites other levels of government that are closer to citizens such as federal, devolved or municipal entities, to develop their own action plans with local civil society.
In 2020, an application for a dedicated city-level action plan for Glasgow, led by Glasgow City Council has also been approved as part of the Open Government Partnership’s Local Programme.
Open government action plans are also being developed in Northern Ireland and Cymru/Wales. To engage with the process for these, please join the Northern Ireland or Cymru/Wales network.