Ireland is taking part in an important international initiative, the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Our nation’s journey in this project – that aims to open up government action to peoples across the globe – has begun. The OGP conversation is the reason for this website. It is here as a hub to support civil society involvement with the OGP now that Ireland has published its first National Action Plan (May 2014).
Ireland’s National Action Plan
Minister Brendan Howlin published Ireland’s first Draft National Action Plan at the OGP Europe Regional Conference on 8th May, 2014. The public could submit comment on the NAP Draft until June 6th, 2014 to inform the Government’s final consideration of the Plan. Since February 2014 civil society members and government officials held regular meetings, which served to help evolve the NAP to its final stage. Here are the working documents - including civil society’s proposals for inclusion.
The Civil Society Forum is a loose network of interested organisations and individuals and is open to anyone to join. The Forum meets on occasion to discuss issues surrounding Ireland’s first National Action Plan. More details – including notes of meetings and working documents – are available here.
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