Ireland is taking part in an important international initiative, the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Our nation’s journey in this project – that aims to open up government action to peoples across the globe – has begun. The OGP conversation is the reason for this website. It was created in June 2013 as part of a project to seek public input into Ireland’s first OGP National Action Plan, and subsequently used as a hub to support civil society involvement with officials as the plan took shape in early 2014.
Ireland’s National Action Plan
Minister Brendan Howlin published Ireland’s first National Action Plan in July 2014. The plan was drafted in consultation with citizens and civil society activists. Since February 2014, civil society members and government officials held regular meetings to finalise the Action Plan, which contains 26 commitments towards more open government. Here are the working documents – including civil society’s original proposals for inclusion in the two year action plan.
The Civil Society Forum is a loose network of interested organisations and individuals and is open to anyone to join. The Forum meets on occasion to discuss issues surrounding Ireland’s first National Action Plan. More details – including notes of meetings and working documents – are available here. There are currently no meetings scheduled.
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