OGP Italy – Stakeholder Forum

The Italian Government, through the Ministry of Public Administration, has participated in the Open Government Parnership since its launch in 2011.
After the first two Action Plans, Italy is called to draft the third: 2016-1018. The time schedule is tight: ready for the end of July, the Paris OGP (Open Government Partnership) Conference will be presented next 7/9 December.

It is an opportunity to make the multi-stakeholder forum permanent, which has already met in three thematic subgroups identified following the main principles and contents of the Open Government model:

  • Transparency and Open Data;
  • Participation and Accountability;
  • Digital citizenship and innovation.

The commitment required by the Open Government Partnership to the 69 member countries is to identify actions that can be evaluated for their results over a two-year period, with objectives that follow the “smart” criteria: specific, measurable, realistic and related to the time.
Each of the three subgroups works divided into two tables, in which various administrations and at least thirty civic associations participate, including those of the business world.

Starting from a brainstorming moment, we get to define:

  • critical issues
  • expected change
  • general objective
  • specific objectives
  • modality

The discussion continues on an online platform.

Among the first proposals emerged:

  • creation of a single transparency portal;
  • census and release of strategic datasets already defined, through a participated path;
  • realization of a platform for participation and production of petitions and petitions to the parliament (having Change.org as a reference);
  • systemization of the “Sai chi voto” initiative launched in these last administrative elections, with a mandate to the Ministry of the Interior;
  • initiatives for the development of the culture of civic monitoring, also with the provision of civic monitoring courses-schools;
  • initiatives for the “measurement of the accountability” of the administrations, so as to evaluate the effective implementation of the fulfilments already envisaged;
  • realization of an overall project to put participation into a system, which starts from communication and training actions towards citizens, administrations.