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The Open Government Partnership Action Plan is looking for fresh ideas

20. May 2020 - 16:13

The Government Office is announcing a call for ideas to gather new ideas for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Action Plan for the period 2020–2022.

With the call for ideas, proposals are being awaited that adhere to the objectives of the OGP and support Estonia’s long-term development needs, and the results of which can be planned in two-year periods so that a measurable result or impact is reached by the end of each stage.

According to Secretary of State Taimar Peterkop, Estonia is known around the world for its e-solutions, and has been an advocate for the field in the OGP cooperation forum. ‘I call for bold, “out of the box” ideas to be proposed, which will strengthen Estonia’s position, on the one hand, and actually bring about changes in Estonia, on the other hand,’ he said.

Action Plans this far have included 53 activities for developing engagement, spreading good practices, and raising the officials’ level of competence for engagement. Flagship projects have included the websites rahvaalgatus.ee and riigiraha.fin.ee, and in the current Action Plan the development of the draft information system into a co-creation platform has received international attention, as well as the preparation of the service level application for local governments.

The corresponding government agency or institution is responsible for the implementation of activities and non-governmental partners are co-responsible.

The OGP is an international initiative, aimed at raising the level of openness, transparency and dialogue with the people in the exercise of public power. Estonia joined the Open Government Partnership in 2012. At present, it connects 76 countries. The OGP’s activities are planned and implemented in co-operation between the state and the civic sector in the form of two-year action plans.

Proposals can be submitted until 4 June.

Additional information on the OGP: www.riigikantselei.ee/avp

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