Tag Archive for "participation"

Bringing Open Government to Local Governments

January 29, 2018 – Andreas Pavlou

[This was article was originally published on the Open Government Network website: https://www.opengovernment.org.uk/2018/01/29/bringing-open-government-to-local-governments/]   Last week, the Open Government Network was in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds to talk with local residents and civil society organisations about the problems they face, and reforms they feel are needed, to bring about more open government in the UK.…

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Have Your Say on Open Government!

January 16, 2018 – Andreas Pavlou

Shape the next UK Open Government Action Plan Open government is the simple but powerful idea that governments work better for citizens when they are transparent, participatory and accountable. The UK Open Government Network, coordinated by Involve, is travelling up and down the country to collect your ideas and proposals for reforms that you think…

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I robot, you society, let’s talk

November 3, 2017 – Simon Burall

Isaac Asimov’s fiction paints a largely utopian technological future in which scientists develop new technology at a distance from society, but with its best interests at heart. All our real world experience, however, shows that what we really need is a science that is fully engaged with, and held accountable by, society. Isaac Asimov’s three…

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On technocrats, the public and red herrings

July 27, 2017 – Simon Burall

The economist and BBC presenter Tim Harford wrote an article earlier in the year called, “Some things are best left to the technocrats”. I stumbled across it again today and this time I have a little time to write a response. Harford is a good writer and compelling story teller. He has a knack of…

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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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Highlights from #Reframe2

February 24, 2017 – Megan Raybould

Our Reframe series provides a space for facilitators to come together to develop a response to the Brexit vote and its aftermath. On the 22nd of February we held the second event in this series which focused on planning actions. It was a really productive and interesting day. You can read notes from some of…

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Introducing the Open Government Partnership’s new Participation and Co-creation Standards

February 10, 2017 – Tim Hughes

Over the past year, Involve has been working with the Open Government Partnership to develop new Participation and Co-Creation Standards. From this point forward, these will be used by all OGP countries when developing, implementing and monitoring open government action plans. In the post below - written with Paul Maassen from the OGP and first published on the…

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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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