Published on November 23, 2012

Developing the UK’s next open government National Action Plan

Open Government Partnership UK Open Government Network

By Tim Hughes

Tim is Open Government Programme Manager at Involve and coordinator of the UK Open Government Network - a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability.

At Involve, we’re currently coordinating a network of civil society organisations in the UK which has formed around the Open Government Partnership process. See here for more details on that.

Over the coming months the civil society network will be working with the Government to develop an ambitious open government National Action Plan. Starting on this coming Thursday (29 November), we’re going to be developing the themes and narrative for an interim plan, to be published in March.

I’d particularly draw your attention to the first session, which will be covering elements of public participation and open policy making.

The full schedule looks as follows:

29 November: NAP theme: Participation and open policy making (@ the ODI, 1230-1400)

Brown bag lunch meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and other relevant policy makers

13 December: NAP theme: Extending the principles of openness and transparency (@ the ODI, 1230-1400)

Brown bag lunch meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and other relevant policy makers

10 January: NAP theme: Anti-corruption (@ the ODI, 1230-1400)

Brown bag lunch meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and other relevant policy makers

17 January: Defining the process of engagement post March (@ the ODI, 1230-1400)

Brown bag lunch meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team

24 January: NAP theme: Moving forward the global agenda on openness and transparency (@ the ODI, 1230-1400)

Brown bag lunch meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team and other relevant policy makers

31 January: NAP general narrative (@ the ODI, 1230-1400)

Brown bag lunch meeting with the Cabinet Office Transparency Team

If you would like to attend any of the sessions or have any questions, please get in touch via: tim@involve.org.uk

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