Open Government Partnership

  • 2022 – 2023 round up (part 2: key events)

    22nd December 2023 by

    Open Government Week 2023 Between 8th – 12th May, Scotland took part in Open Government Week to showcase the important work our commitments are delivering as part of our Open Government action plan, and to evidence the process involved to develop and implement innovations to open up government and empower people to be involved in...

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  • 2022 – 2023 round up (part 1: action plan commitment progress)

    22nd December 2023 by

    Last year we blogged about what Open Government is and what Scotland has achieved over our last two national actions plans. So, as we near the end of 2023, we are pausing to reflect on the progress we have made in the current action plan and to share some highlights from the past year. What...

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  • Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting 2022- Rome reflections

    5th December 2022 by

    This is a blog from our Head of Open Government, Doreen Grove, reflecting on the recent Open Government Partnership Regional meeting in Rome. For the first time since Covid 19 came into our lives, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has held face to face meetings. This year there was a meeting for the Americas, for...

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  • Let’s recap

    3rd November 2022 by

    We’re going back to basics on the blog today. Let’s revisit what do we mean when we talk about Open Government, and what has been achieved so far in Scotland? Open Government basics When we talk about ‘Open Government’, what we mean by that is making the work of government and decision makers more accessible,...

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  • Causing ‘Good Trouble’ in democracy | Open Government Partnership Youth Town Hall conversations

    15th August 2022 by

    Attending the online Open Government Partnership (OGP) Youth Strategy Town Hall session last month was an insightful opportunity to hear directly from young people around the world as to what they want to see from their governments in the coming years. Often considered a harder to reach audience in gaining views on government, this conversation...

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  • I’m really, really happy – they said that they were going to do this, and they’re actually doing it!

    1st December 2021 by

    We recently ran an event at COP26, in collaboration with the Open Government Partnership and hosted by the Nordic Pavilion, called ‘How Open Government principles can help deliver Climate Action’. The aim was to highlight the value of applying Open Government principles of transparency, accountability and public involvement to support Climate Action, and to recognise...

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  • 21st October 2021 by

    Back in June, we blogged to let you know that we were kicking off the co-creation of our 3rd Open Government Action Plan. We began this process with an ideas challenge over on the Scottish Government Dialogue Platform. We asked for your opinions and ideas relating to the 5 topics we had identified (alongside our...

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  • Looking back, and moving forward

    4th June 2021 by

    Over on our Twitter this week, we’ve been sharing some of the highlights of what we delivered during our 2nd Open Government Action Plan. We’ve covered lots of ground, with successes right across our five action plan commitments. You can read about these in the twitter thread. Looking to the future Our thoughts have now...

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  • Introducing Action Plan 3

    24th March 2021 by

    A lot has changed since our last blog post! Back then, we were writing to let you know that due to Covid, we were delaying the delivery of our 2nd action plan, and co-creation of our 3rd. We were optimistic that by delaying the co-creation process, we’d be able to carry out in-person workshops safely...

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  • Openness, Transparency, and Covid-19

    29th May 2020 by

    Covid-19 has had a huge impact on how the Scottish Government is working. The vast majority of Civil Servants are now working from home, and the whole focus of the organisation has shifted. Staff have moved to work on high priority areas, with whole new teams being created almost overnight. Non-critical work has been put...

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