Civil society has roles national and international, as advocates, as experts, as leaders that manage and shape the intiative. The P is crucial for OGP, and when we talk about dialogue or partnership we mean a real role for civil society, a role as co-manager, co-creater.
How does that look? International governance (SC)National governance (PDM) National cycle (shape the plan, co-implement, monitor) OR push the campaign to join Events: co-create agenda, co-organize (planning committee) co-host Civil Society Day
Purpose of OGP events, especially the bi-annual summit: peer exchange and learning, political leadership, inspiration, networksing co-hosted by govt & civil society, supported by the OGP SU Spotlight of open gov reform and innovation in the host country & OGP community Great opportunity for advocacy and informal contacts with governments
Purpose: Provide civil society with the space and time to collectively discuss their themes and priorities Develop strategy Connect and build coalitions Discuss critical themes in advance of the main summit days
Led by the civil society in the country, supported by the OGP Support Unit
Space to celebrate civil society efforts on open government, but also to reflect on key challenges facing civil society in the OGP process
Participation by civil society actors from around the world, significant participation by civil society of the host country
Clockwise from top left: London 2013; Bali 2014; Mexico City 2015
Different formats – from unconferences to break-outs to informal networking Different size Different level of formality Important thing is space and structure enough for people to meet and learn
Outline of Paris CSO day (December 7, 3-4 hours, probably at the OECD, focus on setting the agenda for the years to come and networking + peer learning. Not a full extra conference day
Suggestion session flow:
For formats: Have participants take 1 min each to 1) suggest a format 2) give an example of a positive/effective use of the format they’ve seen or participated in. The idea is to have a repository of ideas to collect and build on. It’ll be good to do this on a white board.
For topics: use post it’s to identify recurring/ popular themes
Interest in co-organizing
In general: help us make it work for civil society by making sure the right topics are adressed and the right people are on stage. We play a role as SU, the SC does, but we will also rely on French Civil Society
To get a quick idea? Must-have civil society topics on agenda from French CSO perspective Must-have civil society speakers from French CSO perspective Creative ideas that highlight govt-civil society dialogue / co-creation
Le CSO Day, Paris 2016
• What are some objectives you’d like to walk away with from this platform/space?
• What would allow for the most inclusive, effective interaction?
• How structured should it be to organize the large group into smaller units according to
thematic interest, sectors, regions, etc.
• What themes would you like to discuss with fellow CSOs from France and other parts of
• What are some topics that cut across sectors and geographies?
Your role in the overall OGP Summit
• Must-have topics
• Must-have speakers
• Ensuring a balance in the programme
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