News 20th April 2016

OGP Global Summit 2016 announced

by Tim Hughes

The OGP Global Summit 2016 has been officially announced and a Call for Proposals to help form the agenda launched:


The OGP Global Summit 2016 will take place in Paris, France on December 7, 8 and 9. The agenda for the Global Summit will be based on an open call for proposals from the entire open government community. The final agenda will be announced in September.

Call for proposals

In keeping with the OGP’s spirit of cooperation and co-creation, the agenda for the Global Summit will be co-created between governments and civil society. Here, you will be able to submit event proposals and exchange with other applicants around session projects.

Propositions can adopt the following formats:

  • Lecture: Panel around open government themes (up to 80 minutes).
  • Workshop: Hands-on workshop allowing the exchange of experiences around interactive activities (up to 80 minutes).
  • Pitch: Short and dynamic intervention showcasing concrete examples of open government experiences (10 to 15 minutes)
  • External event: A referral system is proposed in order to allow for external events from around the world to participate in the “Open Government Week” (December 5 – December 11)

The provisional list of tracks in which submissions can be classified is:

  • Climate and sustainable development
  • Transparency, accountability and fight against corruption
  • Digital, development and Francophonie
  • Civic tech and participatory tools
  • Open resources and open data
  • Public innovation
  • Subnational
  • Open parliament
  • Access to information
  • Civic space and human rights
  • How to open government
  • Regional focus

We encourage you to make sessions as interactive and engaging as possible. Gender, geographic, and sectoral diversity of speakers is preferred.

The deadline for submissions is July 20 2016.

Call for proposals criteria

Submit your proposal now