Open Government

28 06, 2016

Mapping Digital Engagement Tools: July 4 in Paris, France

By | June 28th, 2016|Europe, Events, Open Government, ParticipateDB|0 Comments

The good people at Etalab, the French Prime Minister's task force on open government and open data, are doing interesting work, and I'm thrilled to be speaking at an informal meetup they're hosting at the Easter-egg office in Paris, France this coming Monday, July 4: Mapping digital engagement tools 7.00 to 9.00pm Easter Eggs 44/46, rue [...]

27 10, 2015

Public Participation in the Third U.S. Open Government National Action Plan

By | October 27th, 2015|Open Government, Participatory Budgeting, Public Participation|0 Comments

Today, the United States released their third Open Government National Action Plan (see also our previous posts here and here). Once again, the plan includes a number of items related to public participation, one of the three open government pillars contained in the original memorandum and directive back in 2009: U.S. Public Participation Playbook (page [...]

5 06, 2015

White House Seeking Input on Third Open Government National Action Plan

By | June 5th, 2015|Open Government, Open Policymaking, Public Participation|0 Comments

As per an announcement on the White House blog yesterday (emphasis mine): Consistent with the commitment to the Open Government Partnership, later this year the United States plans to publish a third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) including new and expanded open government initiatives to pursue in the next two years. The first U.S. NAP [...]

7 09, 2014

White House Seeking Input on Open Government Portal Relaunch

By | September 7th, 2014|Open Government, Public Participation|1 Comment

Earlier this week, the White House via the recently launched U.S. Open Government Google group, asked for input regarding an upcoming "refresh" of their Open Government website at whitehouse.gov/open. Here's the comment I just left: Hi Cori, I'd like to re-introduce the idea of a public participation calendar: http://www.intellitics.com/blog/2010/01/21/open-government-needs-public-participation-calendars/ The idea is to provide one [...]

4 02, 2014

Govlab/ICANN Collaboration Explores Open Policy Making

By | February 4th, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Open Government|2 Comments

The GobLab team (for more about GovLab, see our earlier post today) is currently working with the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation to assist them in developing "recommendations for ICANN on how the organization can evolve the ways it engages with global stakeholders in coordinating the Internet’s unique identifier space." From the project website: [...]

4 02, 2014

GovLab: Seeking New Ways to Solve Public Problems Using Technology

By | February 4th, 2014|Open Government, Resources|1 Comment

The GovLab is the "governance lab" at New York University (NYU). Founded and directed by Beth Simone Noveck, it aims to "improve people’s lives by changing how we govern" and "seeking new ways to solve public problems using advances in technology and science". From their about page: Innovations in technology and science are empowering individuals [...]

1 01, 2014

Open Policy Making: Ultimate Tool Wish List

By | January 1st, 2014|Open Government|0 Comments

Over on the Open Policy Making UK LinkedIn group, which is hosted by the Cabinet Office Open Policy Making Team, someone posted this conversation starter a few days ago: If you were to imagine the ultimate Open Policy Making tool, what would it look like? What digital tools for public participation have you not yet [...]

7 12, 2013

An ExpertNet Pilot at the FDA?

By | December 7th, 2013|Crowdsourcing, Open Government|1 Comment

Another interesting tidbit from the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan that was released yesterday: 3. Continue to Pilot Expert Networking Platforms Expert networking platforms offer the potential for Government officials to find and connect with Federal colleagues, academic researchers, or members of the general public that have specialized skills or unique expertise. The pilot [...]

6 12, 2013

Second U.S. Open Government National Action Plan Endorses Participatory Budgeting

By | December 6th, 2013|Open Government, Participatory Budgeting|2 Comments

The White House today announced the release of the second United States Open Government National Action Plan. In the public participation category, the document (PDF) includes several noteworthy elements, e.g. improvements to the We The People online petition infrastructure, further improvement to the rulemaking process, and a promise to continue the work on "best practices [...]

9 10, 2013

CeDEM14 Call for Papers

By | October 9th, 2013|E-participation, Europe, Events, Open Government|0 Comments

Once again, it's time to get your submissions ready for the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2014 (CeDEM14). The call for papers (PDF) list the conference tracks: E-Democracy and E-Participation E-Voting Bottom-Up Movements Social and Mobile Media for Public Administration Open Collaborative Government Democracy, Globalization and Migration Connected Smart City Open Data, Transparency [...]