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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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15 November brown bag lunch

13th November 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

At this week’s brown bag lunch meeting at the ODI we will be exploring the scope and content of the UK’s next National Action Plan with civil servants from the Cabinet Office’s Transparency team. This will build on conversations over the past couple of weeks and will help to decide what’s in and what’s out of…

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Open Government brown bag lunches (aka. ODI Thursdays)

29th October 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

From this Thursday (1 November) onwards, the Open Data Institute have kindly offered us the use of their space on Thursdays of every week. This will include the free use of desks and WI-FI, and meeting rooms for (brown bag) lunch meetings. The idea is simple: to bring those working on open government across civil society…

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Cabinet Office and Civil Society Network meeting – 25 Oct 2012

25th October 2012 – News, United Kingdom

Present Simon Burall (Chair; Involve), Andrew Parsons (Public Concern at Work), Anthea Seles (International Records Management Trust), Ilaria Miller (Cabinet Office), Maurice Frankel (Campaign for Freedom of Information), Melissa Lawson (Tearfund), Sophia Oliver (Cabinet Office), Tim Hughes (Involve) Catch up Members of the civil society network reported on the process and outcomes of the 11…

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UK civil society meet to explore shared vision for open government

11th October 2012 – News, United Kingdom

This network met today (11th October) at the Free Word Centre, London to explore a broad agenda of open government issues, and work towards a shared vision for open government priorities. The meeting split into two parts. The morning consisted of an introduction to, and updates on, the OGP process, with input from Charlotte Alldritt,…

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UK release strategy/vision for role as OGP Lead Co-Chair

26th September 2012 – News, United Kingdom

Today, the UK Government took on the role as lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership, alongside the other co-chairs – the government of Indonesia, and the International Budget Partnership. To co-incide, the Government has published a list of four priorities for it’s time as lead co-chair. These can be found in full on the…

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Event: UK Open Government Partnership (OGP) Civil Society Network meeting

25th September 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

Please register to join us for a full network meeting on the 11th October in London. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a global effort to make governments better by promoting transparency, empowering citizens, fighting corruption, and harnessing new technologies to strengthen governance. The UK government was a founder member of the OGP and is currently co-chair…

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UK OGP Civil Society Survey

30th August 2012 – Meeting notes, United Kingdom

To inform the work of the UK Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network we have put together a short online survey. This survey is targeted to organisations involved, or interested in becoming involved in the network. Survey responses are invited by Wednesday 5th September 2012, although the survey will remain open until mid-September for additional…

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What is on the UK OGP calendar?

30th August 2012 – Meeting notes, News, United Kingdom

With the 2013 Open Government Partnership plenary now pencilled in for October 2013 in London, it might seem like the OGP calendar is a little sparse, but there are quite a few events and activities coming up. Drawing on recent conversations with Cabinet Office, and wider OGP calendars, here’s a quick overview of some upcoming…

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How open is the UK Open Government strategy? | Andrew Clarke, Publish What You Fund

24th July 2012 – Points of View, United Kingdom

You’d be forgiven for not noticing the release of an Open Data Strategy by the Department for International Development (DFID) at the end of June. This remarkable yet unflashy document spells out the department’s intentions for ramping up their already considerable transparency programme to increase accountability, efficiency and traceability of its work. All UK Government…

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