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Open Government Network Wales: Summary of Welsh Equalities projects

13th December 2018
After putting out a call for applicants for equalities engagement projects around Open Government, the Well-being Goals and the Global Goals, Interlink RCT, Diverse Cymru and Youth Cymru were successful and ran their projects between Oct 2017 and June 2018. This is a summary of their final reports along with reflections to help better understand…
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Letter on Commitment to Open Justice in the Open Government National Action Plan 2018-20

30th November 2018
Download the letter via this link (pdf) 26 November 2018 Dear Open Government Network, Re: COMMITMENT TO OPEN JUSTICE IN THE OPEN GOVERNMENT NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (NAP) (2018-2020) The concept of Open government is more important now than ever. In a time of international upheaval, transparency and accountability helps to build and maintain citizens’ trust…
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Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland? – Workshop Report

30th November 2018
On 24th November, the NI Open Government Network invited activists from across Northern Ireland to give their views on whether community planning is working and to discuss how local democracy might be improved. This workshop provided a forum for engaged citizens to give their views on community planning in Northern Ireland, given the original vision…
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Webinar – The Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Better Retail Better World

30th November 2018
Better Retail Better World is mobilising the retail industry to meet some of the biggest global challenges of the coming decades. Using the widely recognised United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, clear, transparent and measurable Goals developed with businesses and campaigners are at the heart of the initiative. The initiative addresses five of…
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Participatory Budgeting in Wales: Lessons from the UK and Beyond (Webinar)

10th October 2018
On 27th September the Open Government Cymru network held a webinar on participatory budgeting. The webinar heard from four amazing speakers from Scotland, Portugal, Northern Ireland and Wales, who have all worked collaboratively with their local communities, local authorities and governments to help develop and deliver participatory budgeting (PB) projects that demonstrate the positive impact…
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NI Open Government Network e-Bulletin – August 2018

1st August 2018
The August 2018 issue of the NIOGN e-Bulletin can be viewed here…
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OGN Letter: Letter to Matt Hancock MP about ministerial engagement on open government

9th July 2018
The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ 9 July 2018 Dear The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Ministerial engagement on open government We write to you on the behalf of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network to express our serious…
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NI Open Government Network e-Bulletin – April 2018

17th April 2018
The April 2018 issue of the NIOGN e-Bulletin can be viewed here…
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OGN Letter: Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

9th April 2018
Following last week’s announcement that data policy and governance was transferred to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the UK Open Government Network has written to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. You can read the text of the letter below, or download a…
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Letter to Minister Dowden on progress with implementing the UK’s 2016-28 Action Plan commitments

26th February 2018
A letter was sent to Minister Oliver Dowden on 15th February to congratulate the government’s progress with implementing Commitment 6 of the 2016-18 National Action Plan on collecting and publishing more granular data on grantmaking in line with the 360Giving Standard. The letter on behalf of the Open Government Network was co-signed by 360Giving, NCVO…
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