Open Government Partnership

  • Draft Action Plan on Open Government – we want to hear your views

    14th November 2018 by

    Scotland’s Second National Action Plan on Open Government  2018-2020 [DRAFT] as a member of the Open Government Partnership Today we are sharing a draft of Scotland’s Second Action Plan on Open Government to hear people’s views on it before it is published. The Action Plan includes 5 proposed commitments on improvements to openness, transparency, involving...

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  • Coming soon! Action plan on open government

    8th November 2018 by

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    Finalising the Open Government Action Plan – what’s been happening? Since our last post in mid-October, we’ve been busily trying to finalise the Action Plan. We’re pleased to say we’re getting there, and we’re on track to publish it by the end of the month. The Action Plan includes some ambitious commitments which have the...

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  • Getting down to the nitty gritty: government and civil society working together

    12th October 2018 by

    The second meeting of the representatives from Government and civil society saw the members gathered round a table in a café. They were rolling up  their sleeves and working hard – having a positive and constructive conversation about the actions needed to make Scotland’s governments and systems more open and accessible to the people.  It’s...

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  • What we heard: report of public discussion on future of openness

    10th September 2018 by

    People discuss ideas and possible commitments on participation and improving consultation

    Read the ideas and key themes from public discussion events and engagement. We’re currently working to create a new plan for the government to commit to for the next two years. We wanted to hear from people across the country about the improvements they would like to see and hear their ideas on how the...

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  • Scotland hosts the first UK Open Government summit

    22nd August 2018 by

    Scotland hosted the first meeting of those working on open government from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland in April 2018. All the devolved nations contribute to UK-wide efforts on open government because it’s widely recognised that if we’re to make progress on opening up government and reforms,  all levels of government need to be...

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  • Scotland on the international stage – the open government global summit

    13th August 2018 by

    We went all the way to Georgia, and what did we learn? Our big takeaways from the global summit on open government to share with you. Over 2,000 people gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia for the Global Summit of the Open Government Partnership  in July 2018. The gathering over 3 days is a chance for all...

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  • Developing open government – all across Scotland

    10th July 2018 by

    Update on action plan development this summer A number of small events have been held to crowdsource ideas for Scotland’s second Open Government Action Plan, and we’ve got more lined up to continue this engagement. We’re trying to reach out to different networks and people across Scotland in summer 2018. We need to hear your...

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  • My first week in the ScotGov open government team

    2nd July 2018 by

    Our newest staff member, Niamh Webster, tells us about her first week here. Find out about her new role joining the open government team and leading on the thinking around participation. I’ve just joined the Scottish Government to work on open government and participation. Coming into the Scottish Government has been quite a change in scale and...

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