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4th Open Government Partnership Global Summit - Paris
4th Open Government Partnership Global Summit Paris

As Lead Chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), France hosted its fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris from December 7 to December 9.

The Partnership gathers today 75 member countries and hundreds of civil society organizations that promote transparency, citizen participation and democratic innovation.

The OGP Global Summit provides a unique opportunity to bring together, stimulate and expand the community of state reformers worldwide. Representatives from governments, academia, civil society and international organizations gather to share their experience and best practices and push the open government global agenda forward.

The OGP summit involved more than 3000 representatives from 70 countries: Heads of State and governments, ministers, public servants, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, start-ups and digital innovators, civic techs, developers, researchers, journalists gathered in Paris to share their experiences and pushed forward the open government agenda in light of the global challenges.

On April 2016, a process of co-construction of the program for the OPG summit was launched, in order to build an agenda that reflects 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 exchange of digital resources and best 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 is now available in order to foster digital resource sharing and collaboration.

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