Open Government: Work resumes with Minister Bongiorno

ministro-480x177With the inauguration of the new Government, the work of the Open Government Forum was resumed, the initiative of the Ministry of Public Administration that falls within the international character of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
The latter aims to obtain concrete commitments from Governments in terms of promoting transparency, supporting civic participation, fighting corruption and spreading new technologies to support innovation both inside and outside the Public Administrations.
The Open Government Partnership was officially launched on September 20, 2011 from eight countries (Brazil, Great Britain, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Republic of the Philippines, South Africa and the United States): since then the number of participating countries has grown steadily up to currently include 75 members.
Already started by previous governments, the Open Government Forum of the Department of Public Administration has recently restarted work in view of the drafting of the 4th National Action Plan.
It is certainly to be appreciated that Minister Bongiorno wanted to be present in person at the first one, deploying also the Chief of the Cabinet Ferdinandi, the Head of Department, representatives of Formez and Agid. To appreciate it is above all the fact that the Minister has preferred to listen to the proposals and also the criticisms of the representatives of the civic and category associations present, to know them and to orient himself among the different sensitivities and positions.
From January 2019 we start with the work tables for the selection of the approximately twenty actions that will make up the Plan.