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Publication of the UK’s Draft Open Government Action Plan: Statement from the UK Open Government Partnership civil society network

27th June 2013 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

Today (27 June 2013) sees the publication of the UK’s draft Open Government Action Plan, which has been developed with extensive input from members of this civil society network. The draft plan sets out the case for enhanced transparency, participation and accountability in government, acknowledges the need for the UK to take a lead in…

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UK Open Government Partnership Draft National Action Plan

27th June 2013 – News, United Kingdom

Today sees the publication of a draft of the UK’s second Open Government Action Plan, which members of this network have been contributing to over the past few months. The draft plan is available for download from: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/open-government-partnership-uk-draft-national-action-plan-2013 This draft plan is now open for consultation until 19 September 2013. To respond you can: Comment on…

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Note of meeting between Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society), Cabinet Office Transparency Team, and UK OGP civil society network

27th June 2013 – News, United Kingdom

Introduction On 20 June, members of the UK OGP civil society network met with Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, along with members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team to discuss progress on developing the UK’s Open Government Partnership National Action Plan. In attendance were: Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society), Pete Lawrence…

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20 June meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team

27th June 2013 – News, United Kingdom

Introduction On 20 June, a number of the UK OGP civil society network met with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and then with Nick Hurd MP (Minister for Civil Society) to discuss the process of developing the UK’s second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan. This is a note of the meeting with the Cabinet Office.…

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ORGCon2013

5th June 2013 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

This Saturday is ORGCon2013, the ‘UK’s biggest digital rights conference’: ORGCon2013 brings you an exciting range of panels, talks and workshops. Come and get an update on the biggest digital rights campaigns, take action, learn about new issues like the digital arms trade, hear about the latest developments in protecting free speech online and listen…

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Meeting of the civil society network | 16 May

10th May 2013 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

What: Meeting of civil society network When: 16 May, 1200 t0 1500 Where: The Open Data Institute On the afternoon of 16 May, members of the OGP civil society network will be meeting to discuss progress so far with the development of the draft action plan (still to be published by the Government) and the…

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Critical components for engaging civil society in the National Action Plan | Simon Burall, Involve

10th May 2013 – Points of View, United Kingdom

This was originally posted on the international Open Government Partnership blog: http://blog.opengovpartnership.org/2013/05/critical-components-for-engaging-civil-society-in-the-national-action-plan/ In two recent, companion posts on this site, Graham Gordon from the UK OGP Civil Society Network and Ilaria Miller from the Cabinet Office reflect on whether the process of drafting the UK’s second National Action Plan (NAP) has been worth it. Both, despite the challenges, agree that…

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Government and civil society joint working on the UK Action Plan: Definitely worth it! | Ilaria Miller, Cabinet Office

9th May 2013 – Points of View, United Kingdom

This was originally posted on the international Open Government Partnership blog: http://blog.opengovpartnership.org/2013/05/government-and-civil-society-joint-working-on-the-uk-action-plan-definitely-worth-it-2/ I have been involved in the OGP since its early beginnings and it has been a real privilege to witness the growth of a movement so exciting and ambitious. The idea of making governments more open and transparent, because this benefits not just the…

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Civil society participation in drafting the UK National Action Plan – Has it been worth it? | Graham Gordon, Tearfund

25th April 2013 – Points of View, United Kingdom

This was originally posted on the international Open Government Partnership blog: http://blog.opengovpartnership.org/2013/04/civil-society-participation-in-drafting-the-uk-national-action-plan-has-it-been-worth-it/  Today the UK government planned to publish its first draft of the new National Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership. The aim was to coincide with the Steering Group Meeting in London and to show the progress made so far in developing commitments…

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UK 2011 Action Plan self assessment: Submission from the civil society network

15th April 2013 – News, United Kingdom

The UK OGP civil society network today submitted the following to the Government’s consultation on its self assessment against the UK’s 2011 open government action plan: To whom it concerns, Over the past few months civil society organisations that form part of the UK OGP Civil Society Network have been working with Cabinet Office colleagues…

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