UK civil society shared vision for open government

This post by Tim Davies originally appeared on the Open Government Partnership blog. 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.

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, representing Cabinet Office, followed by quick-fire presentations covering key open government issues, ideas and initiatives. The afternoon took the form of open space dialogue on key civil society priorities for the ongoing UK OGP process.

You can find a Prezi presentation that steps through much of the morning content here, and most of the presentations were backed up by short one-page briefings, which are available for download here. We hope to add video clips of the presentations here soon.

You can also find a Storify bringing together tweets and other links here..

The afternoon discussions are currently being written up by group rapporteurs and will be shared on the network mailing list soon.


Published by Anthony Zacharzewski

Anthony Zacharzewski was one of the founders of Demsoc in 2006. Before starting work for Demsoc in 2010, he was a Whitehall civil servant and a local government officer.