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OGP Finland Draft Roadmap @OKFest 2012


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  • 1. Open Government Partnership in Finland – Draft Roadmap OkFestival – Transparency & Accountability – Sep 18, 2012 Teemu Ropponen / Ministry of Justice Salla Nazarenko / Transparency Finland
  • 2. What is Open Government Partnership?Open Government Partnership was launched in connection with the UNGeneral Assembly meeting on the 20th of September. The countries thatlaunched this initiative were United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Norway,Indonesia, Mexico, The Phillippines and South Africa.According to OGP current grand challenges that governments face Improving public services More effectively managing public resources Increasing public integrity Creating safer communities Increasing corporate accountabilityOGP commitments should reflect four core open government principles Transparency Citizen participation => we believe this will be our key focus Accountability Technology and Innovation 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 2
  • 3. OGP commitments Commitments to be made can be based on existing processes/projects or can be new ones. Each commitment will include  What it is  How it promotes greater transparency, accountability, citizen participation and technology and innovation  Who will be involved in the implementation of the commitment  And what is hoped to achieved with the commitment Naturally, background on current stage of open government & done actions How do we make commitments meaningful? 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 3
  • 4. Avoin hallinto – OGP in Finland Finland has in spring 2012 indicated its willingness to join the initiative Before officially joining in March 2013 Finland has to develop its own country action plan The plan will be developed in co-operation and with participation from national stakeholders, organisations and citizens In developing the plan networking possibilits aith other OGP- partners will be used to create and develop ideas. The aim is to include concrete issues to the action plan. Finland will participate in the OGP-meeting in December 2012 and approve the Open Government Declaration in the OGP annual conference to be held in March 2013. 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 4
  • 5. OGP Avoin hallinto timetable 1 Summer 2012 2 9-10/2012 3 11/2012Finland expresses its Developing the national OGP national actionwillingness to join the action plan – involvement plan final draft readyOGP and participation of stakeholders and citizens 4 11/2012 5 3/2013 6 3/2014 Networking with the Commitment to the OGP- Self assessment other OGP countries declaration and publishing report 12 months after the final action plan implementation = now here 14.11.2011 14.11.2011
  • 6. Project group - led by the Ministry of Finance NGOs: Transparency Finland, Avoinministeriö.fi (OpenMinistry) Municipal organisations: Forum Virium – City of Helsinki, Association of local and regional authorities Research institute: Stanford – Centre for democracy, development, and the rule of law Ministries: Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 6
  • 7. Overarching theme:”Enhancing openness, inclusiveness and participation” And we will exectue the commitments We commit to: in the following reformsNew ways of working government e-democracy The Programme for e- Municipal legislation Central government Citizens’ initiativeClear language reform reformOpen data and open interfacesOffering equal opportunities forparticipationAnd other possible importantissues that will arise during thepreparatory process 14.11.2011 14.11.2011
  • 8. Taking this into practiceFinland has good legislation, but it is time to take theory into practiceHere are a few ideas regarding the themes:(If you’d like to comment – ) 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 8
  • 9. New ways of working New roles of public servants Job description changes Open meetings and remote access (to consultations) Cooperation between government & citizens - new kind of electronic platforms (citizen initiative) Clear responsibilities - no more "anonymous decision- making” "Citizen juries" as a part of decision-making processes 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 9
  • 10. Clear language Using clear understandable language – less jargon! Meaningful structures (e.g. websites) Use of plain text Crowdsourcing the issues and solutions of poor language Data and process visualizations Clear language in a larger meaning: better communication visualization of data. 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 10
  • 11. Open data and interfaces Part of an enabler approach This is doing ok – thus it is not the only or even key theme Currently the Finnish open data action plan is being introduced in the other auditorium :) 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 11
  • 12. Offering equal opportunities for participation• Increased citizen participation at all levels and stages of decision-making• "Citizen juries" as a part of decision-making processes Enhancing participation of vulnerable groups 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 12
  • 13. Other issues that come up along the way The previously mentioned themes are preliminary We must be open to changes along the way 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 13
  • 14. OGP process in Finland has just started So, we have just started our process We have already gotten about 50 ideas from citizens about developing open government We are here at OKFest to learn from others’ experiences We have our first public event tomorrow Wed Sep 19 (3-5 PM) You are welcome to join! (in Finnish) 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 14
  • 15. Have an idea you’d like to share? 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 15
  • 16. Thank you! Comments?Contacts:Chair of OGP project groupKatju.Holkeri@vm.fiSecretary of OGP project groupJohanna.Nurmi@vm.fiPresenters 14.11.2011 14.11.2011 16