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NAP 5 – Open Justice – Wk 1 – Read out

18th May 2021 – NAP5, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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NAP 5 – Open Health – Wk 1 – Read out

18th May 2021 – NAP5, United Kingdom

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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NAP 5 – Open Contracting – Wk 1 – Read out

18th May 2021 – NAP5

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in…

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Funding announcement: Open Government – Creating Local Action Hubs

4th May 2021 – News, Northern Ireland

Written by Lucy Keown, NI Open Government Network Co-ordinator We are pleased to announce that the Northern Ireland Open Government Network (NIOGN) has received a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Great Ideas Fund, which has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players. Our project, ‘Open Government – Creating Local Action Hubs’, will…

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Civil society urged to join groups on government transparency.

29th April 2021 – News, Uncategorised, United Kingdom

“THIS IS AN OPEN GOVERNMENT EMERGENCY” Civil society urged to join groups on government transparency. For immediate release – 29th April 2021 Representatives from civil society are being urged to sign up for a series of workshops beginning on Wednesday May 5th to make the government more accountable, transparent and participatory. The nine workshops, organised…

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Minister Responds to Civil Society Concerns

15th March 2021 – News

The Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office, Julia Lopez MP, has responded to civil society organisations who expressed their concern in a joint-letter following the news the UK had been placed ‘under review’ by the Open Government Partnership. In the reply letter, Minister Lopez says she ‘understands’ the concerns of the Open Government Network but…

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UK GOVERNMENT ‘UNDER REVIEW’ SAYS OPEN GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

3rd March 2021 – News, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales

78 country Open Government Partnership places UK government ‘under review.’ UK government twice fails to properly deliver transparency plans. Organisations co-sign letter expressing ‘concern.’   The Open Government Partnership [OGP] of 78 countries representing some 2 billion people has placed the UK government ‘under review’ for failing to properly deliver a plan for transparent, participatory,…

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Strategic Discussion on Open Government Multistakeholder Forum

15th February 2021 – Meeting notes, United Kingdom

Strategic Discussion on Open Government Multistakeholder Forum December 9 2020, 10.30 – 12pm Co-chairs: Fiona Deans (Government Digital Service) Kevin Keith (UK Open Government Network) BACKGROUND The UK is a founding member of the OGP (established in 2011) an international coalition of over 70 countries committed to upholding the core values of transparency, accountability, and…

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Open Gov Meetup | Tuesday 16th @ 12 noon

10th February 2021 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

It’s an important year for open government. In part because of the development of a new action plan which we must shape with government. But also because the world will be watching the UK as the G7 and COP26 take place on these shores in June and November respectively. To paraphrase a recent speech, what…

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UK Open Government Network response to Inquiry into Data Transparency and Accountability: Covid 19

9th November 2020 – News, United Kingdom

The UK Open Government Network Steering Committee has submitted a response to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry into Data Transparency and Accountability in the Covid-19 pandemic. The response calls for the Open Government principles of accountability, transparency and participation to be fundamental to the UK Government’s approach to tackling the pandemic and…

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