News 23rd September 2016

OGP Summit 2016: Registration opens

by Tim Hughes

OGP Summit 2016Registration and the provisional schedule for the OGP Summit in Paris in December have been launched on the Summit website.  OGP Summit’s provide excellent opportunities to meet, learn from and discuss with people leading open government reforms and initiatives around the world.  Register now to attend!

Here’s the organiser’s blurb:

As a forum for sharing good practices, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) provides a unique platform that brings together, stimulates and expands the community of state reformers worldwide.

France will become chair of the OGP steering committee in September 2016. As such, France will host the fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris from December 7 to December 9.

The OGP summit will involve 3000 representatives from 70 countries: heads of government, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, start-ups and digital innovators, developers, researchers, journalists will gather in Paris to share their experiences and push forward the open government global agenda in light of the future challenges of the planet.

On April 2016, a process of co-construction of the program for the OPG summit was launched, in order to build an agenda directly stimulated by the priorities of the participants. The open call for proposals gathered almost 700 proposals and was enriched by several collaborative workshops.

Transparency and anti-corruption, climate action and sustainable development, digital commons and civic tech, access to information, open parliament, open government at the subnational level, francophonie, implementation of open government…: more than 300 panels, workshops, pitches, will drive the announcement of new commitments, the launch of collective actions and international collaborations, the definition of Partnership priorities for the years to come, the exchange of digital resources and good practices and the presentation of concrete open government cases with a positive transformative impact on citizens’ lives. An OGP Toolbox for Open Government , referencing digital platforms proposed by administrations, civil society organizations and start-ups will be made available in order to foster digital resource sharing and collaboration.

We are pleased to present the OGP Summit provisional program , revealed on September 20 at the OGP’s fifth year anniversary, during the 71st United Nations General Assembly. Over the next few months, the schedule will continue to evolve through contributions and precisions made by session managers, OGP summit organizers and members of the French and international Open Government community.