UK Open Government Network

The UK Open Government Civil Society Network (OGN) is a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government and other powerful institutions work better for people through enhanced transparency, participation and accountability.

The OGN was formed in 2012 by members of UK civil society in response to the UK Government becoming a founding member of the Open Government Partnership – a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

The OGN collaborates with and challenges governments in the UK to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms through the UK’s membership of the Open Government Partnership, and coordinates civil society advocacy on open government issues.

It has partnered with the government to develop the following  UK Open Government National Action Plans.

The network currently has hundreds of members and a steering group:

Secretariat for the UK OGN is Involve.

Chloe Ter-Berg from Involve is currently providing support. Chloe’s time has been kindly funded by Involve, Transparency International, and the Electoral Reform Society.

Email: [email protected]

Get involved

Join the Open Government Forum

The best way to get involved in the Open Government Network is through joining the Open Government Forum. The forum hosts mailing lists for the UK Open Government Network and devolved networks.

Join the forum

Contact us

+44 (0)20 3745 4334
[email protected]

Terms of reference

The UK Open Government Network formalised its terms of reference in September 2015.  These set out details and requirements of the OGN’s:

Read the OGN’s Terms of Reference in full >>