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[Press Release] Brexit delays: Government challenged by civil society groups after ministers miss deadline to outline transparency commitments

12th February 2019 – News, United Kingdom

Press release under embargo until 00:01 Tuesday 12th February 2019 The letter is available here (pdf). Andreas Pavlou is available for comment on 07943669435 or 020 3745 4334   Leading civil society organisations working in open government (1) have written to the UK government outlining their ‘deep concern’, after ministers missed the deadline for publishing…

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Results from the 2019 OGN Steering Committee Election

6th February 2019 – News, United Kingdom

The results are in! We received 27 completed ballot papers. Following the count, the results of the 2019 election for Steering Committee members is as follows (in order of points): MICHELLE BROOK – 187pts (reselected) GAVIN FREEGUARD – 165pts (reselected) ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN – 158pts RUCHIR SHAH – 126pts KEVIN KEITH – 114pts ALEXANDER ROBERTS –…

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Welsh Government publish their self assessment of the third national action plan

25th January 2019 – News, Wales

As part of their commitment to open government, all participating governments have to publish an assessment of how they’ve performed at the end of each term. The Welsh Government have just published their self assessment of how they’ve done on their commitments in the third national action plan, which ran from 2016-2018. The full report…

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VOTE! UK OGN Steering Committee Election 2019

21st January 2019 – News, United Kingdom

There are eight candidates applying to join the UK OGN Steering Committee. How to vote: See the OGN Forum Deadline for votes: Monday 4th February 2019 VOTING The vote is open via the UK Open Government Network forum. We now move to the voting period that will last for two weeks, from today until the…

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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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