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Prime Minister’s letter to G8 leaders

10th January 2013 – News, United Kingdom

The Prime Minister has recently written to G8 leaders on his plans for the G8 Presidency. His letter references several initiatives and policies relevant to the work of the UK Open Government Partnership and, significantly, signals a change in position on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Here is the full text taken from GOV.UK: “As the…

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Anti-corruption

7th January 2013 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

This Thursday (10 January), the UK OGP civil society network and Cabinet Office Transparency Team will be holding the third session in the series on the content of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. The session will take place at the (newly launched) Open Data Institute and will be on the priority area of: “Anti-corruption”. More details on…

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Planning meeting between civil society network coordinators and Cabinet Office Transparency Team | 20 December

21st December 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

On 20 December 2012, Sophia Oliver and Ilaria Miller (Cabinet Office Transparency Team), and Simon Burall and Tim Hughes (Involve, coordinators of the civil society network), met to plan the next steps of the joint development of the UK’s open government National Action Plan. Developing the interim National Action Plan Our discussion primarily focused on…

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National Action Plan priority: Extending the principles of openness and transparency

17th December 2012 – News, United Kingdom

Where: The Open Data Institute When: 29 November 2012 Introduction On 15 November, members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and the civil society network met to scope out the areas of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. Four areas were identified based on the UK Government’s priorities and the civil society network’s…

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A Game of Two Halves: Better engagement on open government | Alan Hudson, ONE

6th December 2012 – News, Points of View, United Kingdom

On the 5th December 2012, the UK Government – in its role as co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) – organised a Peer Exchange meeting for representatives of participating countries. The opening panel saw government and civil society representatives from Indonesia (the other co-chair of OGP), Mexico, Tanzania and the UK share their stories…

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UK share revised co-chair vision

6th December 2012 – News, United Kingdom

Back in September when the UK became lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership they released a draft ‘co-chair vision‘. We started by gathering comments on the strategy through an online document, and through the recent Open Policy Making process with the OGP team from Cabinet Office, have input into a revised co-chair vision published…

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Extending the principles of openness and transparency

5th December 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

Next Thursday (13 December, 1230-1400), the UK OGP civil society network and Cabinet Office Transparency Team will be holding the second session in the series on the content of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. The session will take place at the (newly launched) Open Data Institute and will be on the priority…

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National Action Plan theme: Participation and open policy making

3rd December 2012 – News, United Kingdom

Where: The Open Data Institute When: 29 November 2012 Introduction On 15 November, members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and the civil society network met to scope out the areas of the UK’s next open government National Action Plan. Four areas were identified based on the UK Government’s priorities and the civil society network’s…

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Developing the UK’s next National Action Plan

23rd November 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

Over the past few weeks members of the civil society network have been working with members of the Cabinet Office Transparency Team to: agree a process for developing the UK’s next Open Government Partnership National Action Plan in partnership; and scope out the possible areas of content for the National Action Plan. The current plan,…

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Network meeting: 6 December

22nd November 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

Update (04/12/12): This meeting has now been cancelled The next meeting of the civil society network will be held on 6 December, between 1230 and 1430, at the Open Data Institute. This meeting will be to discuss a number of process and governance issues concerning the network, including: What is / should the network be (e.g. should…

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