NI Open Gov

The Northern Ireland Open Government Network is a loose alliance of individual citizens and representatives of voluntary/community organisations aiming to engage in dialogue with the NI Executive to campaign for a more open form of government. We want government to be more transparent, participatory and accountable to the people it serves.

We aim to use the international Open Government Partnership as a vehicle to achieve this objective and are making links with similar civil society networks in the UK and Ireland.



Anti-corruption, aid transparency, and public procurement headline UK’s 6th open government plan.

18th December 2023
Civil society leaders have today [18/12/23] welcomed the publication of the UK’s 6th National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government, but stressed ‘more must be done.’ The biennial plan seeks to make the government more ‘open’ by increasing transparency, accountability and public participation in policy-making. It was created jointly by the government and civil society…
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Key Takeaways from the Open Government Partnership’s 2023 Global Summit in Tallin, Estonia

31st October 2023
  I‘ve been providing support to the UK Open Government Network for almost half a year now. And yet, such is the breadth of open government, that I still feel like a relative newcomer. Attending the Open Government Partnership (OGP)’s 2023 Global Summit changed this, so I’m keen to share what I discovered. The summit…
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UK OpenGov Meetup | Thursday 3rd Aug @ 1200 – 1300

19th July 2023
Almost 100 ideas were submitted for the UK’s next National Action Plan for Open Government on everything from anti-corruption to artificial intelligence. The plan seeks to make the government more ‘open’ by increasing the transparency, accountability, and the involvement of the people they serve. So what happens next? Which areas have been prioritised? How and…
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READ OUT – APRIL MULTI-STAKEHOLDER FORUM

26th May 2023
The Multi-Stakeholder Forum is a regular meeting which takes place between between government and civil society. It leads the open government process within a country. The read out (produced by government) is below and the accompany slide deck can be downloaded here. UK Multi-Stakeholder Forum | Thursday 27th April 2023  Read-out for publication  Aim of…
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Institute for Government, Engage Britain, Open Data Institute join leading voice for open government. 

18th May 2023
Representatives from the Institute of Government, Engage Britain, Open Data Institute, and Women’s Equality Wales, are amongst an unprecedented intake to the UK’s leading civil society voice for open government. The nine appointments (listed below) to the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) steering committee will join representatives from equivalent networks in Scotland, Northern Ireland…
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‘BOLD’ IDEAS WANTED FOR PLAN TO IMPROVE ‘OPEN’ GOVERNMENT

12th May 2023
NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR THIS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 11/06/23 Civil society leaders have today called for ‘bold and ambitious’ ideas from their counterparts to feed into the next UK National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government. It is the 6th version of the biennial NAP which seeks to make the government more ‘open’ by…
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UK OGN Committee | New members sought | Deadline April 28th

19th April 2023
For the last decade the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) has taken civil society into the heart of the UK government. Hundreds of reformers have worked with civil servants on dozens of policy commitments to make how we are governed better. It is a process created by the now 76 country Open Government Partnership…
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November workshops to ‘reset’ UK Open Government Network.

1st November 2022
Two November workshops will seek to ‘reset’ the network that enables civil society to work with government on policy relating to transparent, participatory, inclusive, and accountable governance. Funded by the Open Government Partnership and delivered by the UK’s leading public participation charity Involve, the online workshops will determine the future direction and sustainability of the…
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PART TWO: Help ‘reset’ the UK Open Government Network

1st November 2022
STRENGTHEN YOUR VOICE FOR REFORM Help renew the UK Open Government Network For the last decade the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) has taken civil society into the heart of the UK government. Hundreds of reformers have worked with civil servants on dozens of policy commitments related to what is called open government: transparent,…
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PART ONE: Help ‘reset’ the UK Open Government Network

1st November 2022
STRENGTHEN YOUR VOICE FOR REFORM Help renew the UK Open Government Network For the last decade the UK Open Government Network (UK OGN) has taken civil society into the heart of the UK government. Hundreds of reformers have worked with civil servants on dozens of policy commitments related to what is called open government: transparent,…
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