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VACANCY: Network and Campaign Lead

Blog Open Vacancies July 25, 2017 – Tim Hughes

We have an exciting new vacancy at Involve! Could you be our Network and Campaign Lead? Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 (fte) Location: Bethnal Green, London Hours: Full time (part-time considered) Application deadline: Midday, 21st August 2017 Involve is looking for an exceptional individual to develop and lead our new parliamentary and political strategy, and coalition…

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Improving public services through open government

May 22, 2017 – Tim Hughes

As citizens, we rely on public services being accessible and high quality - to give us an education, keep us healthy, make our communities a safe place to be, and ensure our basic needs are met. Public services are critical to our wellbeing and life chances, and building stronger and more prosperous societies. Open government…

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Data sharing: six local area partners announced

May 16, 2017 – Simon Burall

Government stores and uses personal data about citizens as part of the way it does its work. Effective use of this data means that government can deliver more effective and efficient public services to the public. However, the storage and use of, what can sometimes be, highly personal data raises concerns about both privacy and security. Our…

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Is open government going to make a difference to citizens?

May 11, 2017 – Simon Burall

Involve has been proud to coordinate the UK Open Government Civil Society Network for the last five years. We’ve contributed, alongside many other individuals and organisations, to some tangible outcomes for open government. To pick three notable examples, in the 2013-2015 Action Plan on beneficial ownership and transparency of the extractive industry, and in the…

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Help us find inspiring examples of open local government

April 27, 2017 – Tim Hughes

Involve is working with the Council of Europe to develop a report on open local government. We are looking for inspirational examples of local governments embedding open government initiatives and reforms, and are particularly interested in case studies from Council of Europe member states. The report will be structured around a simple framework based on the different…

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Relaunching Sciencewise

March 3, 2017 – Simon Burall

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to run the Sciencewise programme for the next two years, until April 2019. Over the 11 years of its existence, Sciencewise has positioned the UK as the world leader in engaging publics, scientists and stakeholders…

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Government data and public benefit

January 25, 2017 – Simon Burall

We are delighted to announce a major new partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust and Involve. We will be working together in three local authority areas to build a better understanding of how different groups (government, civil society and advocacy groups) make sense of, and balance, the trade-offs inherent in data sharing, specifically between public…

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