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NI Open Government Network Blog – New Year, New Chance?

14th January 2019 – Northern Ireland, Points of View

Written by Colm Burns On the 9th January 2017 the Executive and Assembly collapsed. Whilst there are many reasons for the collapse, it doesn’t look like our political representatives will be back any time soon. Before the collapse we had more than a year of deadlock and failed attempts to resolve differences over issues such…

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Welsh self assessment for the third National Action Plan

13th December 2018 – News, Wales

*Please note the period for comments has now closed* The third UK Open Government National Action Plan was published in May 2016. In December 2016, commitments from each of the devolved administrations, including Welsh Government were published in an update to the UK plan. As part of the two-year action plan cycle, governments are required…

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UK OGN Steering Committee Election 2019

11th December 2018 – News, United Kingdom

Are you an advocate for open government? Do you want to be on the Steering Committee of the Open Government Civil Society Network? Do you think you have what it takes to help drive open government in the UK? Apply now! Deadline for applications: Monday 14 January 2019 Guidelines: Application form: In January…

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Scotland’s Action Plan on Open Government complete – launch coming soon!

7th December 2018 – News, Scotland

First posted on the website on 5 December 2018 Official submission of the Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership today. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has been involved. Today we are pleased to be publishing Scotland’s Second Action Plan on Open Government. We have submitted it to the international Open…

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Discussions on developing participation in local government

1st December 2018 – Points of View, United Kingdom

Many open government innovations and reforms across the world happen at the local level – a level that is much closer to the citizen and is critical in delivering public services. Recognising this, the OGP Local Program aims at harnessing the innovation and momentum demonstrated by local governments and civil society partners across the world.…

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UK OGN Welcomes Government Commitment to Open Justice

30th November 2018 – News, United Kingdom

This week, the Government committed to working with the Open Government Network and civil society groups to develop their approach to open justice, “with the goal of co-creating a full commitment for the 2020-2022 National Action Plan.” The Government reiterated its commitment to open justice in reforming courts and tribunals, and to consulting stakeholders as…

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Reflections from the first TICTeC Local

9th November 2018 – News, United Kingdom

TICTeC has gone local. This week in Manchester, the most important global conference for the understanding of civic technology brought together representatives from civic tech, local authorities and social impact organisations to discuss big, transformative ideas that focus on where and how civic tech connects with and impacts local government. The first TICTeC Local showcased…

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Accountability in Modern Government: From recommendation to commitment?

29th October 2018 – News, United Kingdom

*NEW* @instituteforgov report on #accountability in government is finally out! We make seven recommendations to improve #accountability in government — Benoit Guerin (@ben_guerin) October 15, 2018   Accountability is an essential pillar of open and democratic government. At its core, it enables the public to hold the government to account for policy and…

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UK Open Government Multistakeholder Forum | 22 October 2018 | Meeting Notes

29th October 2018 – Meeting notes, United Kingdom

Attendees Co-chair: Tim Hughes, Involve Andreas Pavlou, OGN Maria Stephens, CRAE Gavin Freeguard, IfG Michael Birtwistle, NCVO Jess Blair, ERS Wales Lucy McTernan, OGN Scotland Rose Zussman, TI UK Co-chair: Yasmin Brooks, DCMS Sue Bateman, DCMS Joel Catchatoor, Cabinet Office Thom Townsend, DCMS Wasim Akhtar, Cabinet Office Alex Blandford, DCMS Vasant Chari, Cabinet Office Ellie…

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Driving action on the SDGs – UKSSD workshop

1st October 2018 – News, United Kingdom

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) tell us what the UK should be aspiring to by 2030. The UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) ‘Measuring up’ report provides the low-down on the current state of play on the UK’s performance on the SDGs. It exposed a huge gap that needs to be bridged between the curernt…

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