News 8th March 2016

Next steps for developing the open government action plan

by Tim Hughes

During February, the​ Open Government Network ​co-​​hosted ​with government ​four ​workshops ​​to further develop commitments for the ​UK’s third​ Open Government ​Partnership ​National Action Plan.  Notes of each of the workshops can be found via these links:

Working groups

Over the coming weeks, small group discussions will be set up between government officials and civil society representatives in an attempt to develop as many of the 28 civil society proposals into co-developed commitments as possible.  If you are interested in being involved in writing a commitment, please respond to the survey below by Friday, 11 March.


Workshops will be held in late March/early April to review the draft commitments:


When: 24 March, 14:00 to 17:00

Where: The Shed, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD



When: 7 April, 15:00 to 17:30

Where: Impact Hub Birmingham, 58 Oxford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5NR



When: 13 April, 14:00 to 17:00

Where: Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ


Devolved nations

The UK’s action plan is being developed across the four nations of the UK.  If you’re interested in being involved in discussions in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, join the relevant civil society network via the links below: