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France to host the Global Open Government Partnership Summit 2016

France to host the Global Open Government Partnership Summit 2016

The summit takes place from 7 to 9 December 2016 in Paris

As the co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), France will host the fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris from 7 to 9 December.

The Partnership gathers 70 member countries and hundreds of civil society organisations that promote transparency, citizen participation and democratic innovation. The OGP summit will involve 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, developers, researchers and journalists. They will gather in Paris to share their experiences and push forward the open government agenda in light of the global challenges.

The program is the result of a process of co-construction, in order to build an agenda that reflects priorities of the participants. The open call for proposals gathered almost 700 proposals and was enriched by several collaborative workshops. The agenda of the summit, which is taking place in three locations, is available here

The Open Government Partnership is 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. It was launched in 2011 by 8 founding governments. OGP now counts 70 member countries, as well as hundreds of civil society organizations.

Read more about the OGP Summit by following the link below.