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Nominations are now open for the NI Open Government Network Steering Committee

9th April 2018 – News, Northern Ireland, Scotland

It’s time for us to call on you – our network of open government enthusiasts – to help steer the development and delivery of the NI Open Government Network. There are five places to be filled; and all you need to do is nominate yourself by Monday 30th April 2018. Whether you consider yourself an…

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OGN Letter: Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

9th April 2018 – News, United Kingdom

Following last week’s announcement that data policy and governance was transferred to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Open Government Network has written to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. You can read the text of the letter below, or download a…

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Know your Network: Mike McLean

6th April 2018 – Points of View, Scotland

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 – News, Scotland

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 – News, Scotland

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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Discussion on UK IRM Mid-Term Report: The Positives and Worries

26th March 2018 – News, United Kingdom

As you may have noticed from the tweets last week, the UK OGP IRM hosted a discussion event in the Speaker Room’s in the House of Commons. Below is a summary of some of the reflections and recommendations, in advance of the public comment period for the IRM 3rd mid-term report, which should begin in…

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Nominations open to join the Open Government Network Steering Committee!

23rd March 2018 – News, United Kingdom

Today, we are opening the nominations for becoming members of the OGN Steering Group! There are five spaces to be filled in the newly-expanded Steering Group, and I hope you will think about putting yourself forward via the application form, below. If you want to nominate someone else, you can also do so via the…

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Know your network: Hannah Dickson

21st March 2018 – Points of View, Scotland

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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Youth Cymru – Mid Project Report March 2018

14th March 2018 – News, Wales

Open Government Network Wales 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 will run their projects between Oct 2017 and June 2018. Below you will find Youth Cymru’s Mid Term report.  …

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Time to develop Scotland’s 2018-2020 OpenGov action plan

13th March 2018 – News, Scotland

  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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