How effective is the Open Government Partnership? Should the EU get involved?

How effective is the Open Government Partnership? Should the EU get involved?

The OGP is a partnership between national governments and the wider public, working together to develop ways of increasing public participation in government and make government more transparent and accountable. The UK has been involved since 2011, and many other countries in Europe and around the world are too.   So, if this partnership is doing good work, and with the EU facing challenges, perhaps it’s time the EU got involved? Currently you have to be a nation state to join the open government partnership, but there may be ways of it getting…Read more

Your chance to make Government more open!

By Beth Wiltshire, 17th March 2016 What is the ‘Open Government Partnership National Action Plan’? As a member of the global Open Government Partnership, every two years the UK government in collaboration with civil society must develop an Open Government National Action Plan, setting out specific, measurable and time bound commitments to reforms to create a more open government. The Democratic Society are the civil society lead for developing the civic participation strand of the next plan, but there are four other strands: access to information, anti-corruption, open data, and public accountability. Each of these…Read more

Help us shape the UK Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

The UK ‘Open Government Partnership National Action Plan’ is a biennial plan developed between civil society organisations and the UK government to decide how to open up government. We at the Democratic Society are the lead for developing the civic participation strand of the next plan, and we’re keen to get input from as many people as possible. There are a number of ways that you can get involved: Attend an event Demsoc, the government, and the UK Open Government Network are co-hosting a series of events to discuss the civic participation proposals…Read more