Meeting notes 30th August 2012

What is on the UK OGP calendar?

by TimDavies

With the 2013 Open Government Partnership plenary now pencilled in for October 2013 in London, it might seem like the OGP calendar is a little sparse, but there are quite a few events and activities coming up. Drawing on recent conversations with Cabinet Office, and wider OGP calendars, here’s a quick overview of some upcoming events and milestones.

(If you know any more detail on the events below, or any other events that should be on this timeline, please add a comment below and we’ll update this post)


31st August: The UK Government should have produced a draft of their Co-Chair strategy for OGP.

September: The UK Government timeline shows a possible ‘challenge event’ focussed on  ensuring ‘the UK strategy has the right level of ambition’.

18th September: UK and global civil society, and UK Cabinet Office representatives are taking place in the Open Government track at this years Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki.

26th September: The UK Government will participate in an OGP 1st Anniversary event in the fringes of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York. The UK OGP Co-Chair Strategy is expected to be delivered at this event.

4th and 5th October: OGP Europe: Dubrovnic Conference – Jointly convened jointly by the Government of Croatia and Croatian civil society organisations, in cooperation with the United Kingdom Cabinet Office as OGP co-chair, and with the support of the European Union Project of Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organizations (TACSO). Register by 3rd September 2012.

17th October: UK Co-Chair Event in London hosted by Reform and Cabinet Office under the working title ‘The Future is Open’. To include ministerial participation. Some details on Reform Website (see also past Reform paper called ‘The Future is Open’). International steering Committee meeting at the same time.

An updated draft ‘green paper style’ National Action Plan may be published at time point, setting out proposals for future open government/transparency commitments.

13th November: ‘Open Up’ summit hosted by UK Government (DFID), Omidyar network and Wired Magazine focussing on technology and development.

November 2012 – February 2013: Some form of consultation on the draft National Action Plan is anticipated. Details tbc. 


March: UK Co-chair event. A high profile Ministerial Level OGP Steering Comittee Meeting where new OGP participant countries to submit their country actions plans.

The UK’s updated National Action Plan for 2013 – 2015 is expected to be published at this point.

October: International plenary meeting in London