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This is the hub page for the UK Conference for the Open Government Pioneers UK Project.
== Introduction ==
 
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* [[UK conference#Overview|Conference briefing]]
This is the planning page for the UK conference for the Open Government Pioneers UK initiative
 
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* [[Conference agenda]]
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* [[Conference planning page]]
   
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== Overview ==
The main anticipated outcome is to provide greater visibility to the SDGs across UK home nations and at UK level
 
   
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=== Working title: Re-imagining democracy ===
== Event overview ==
 
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Date and venue: March 15th 2018, Belfast, UK.
   
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This event aims to bring together citizens, civil society and institutions from across the UK to explore how we can use open government approaches to advance democracy in the UK home nations.
=== Project details ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|'''Project Name'''
 
| colspan="4" |UK Conference
 
|-
 
|'''Event Lead(s)'''
 
| colspan="4" |Jonathan Bell & David McBurney (Northern Ireland)
 
|-
 
|'''Reporting to'''
 
| colspan="4" |Ruchir Shah - Project Director
 
|-
 
|'''Start Date'''
 
| colspan="4" |1st August 2017
 
|-
 
|'''Completion Date'''
 
| colspan="4" |30th March 2018
 
|-
 
| rowspan="3" |'''Other team members''' '''involved'''
 
| colspan="4" |Paul Bradley - Scotland
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" |Jetske Germing - Wales
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" |Tim Hughes - England
 
|}
 
   
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It is the flagship event of the Open Government Pioneers UK project, funded by the Big Lottery UK.
=== Logistics ===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
 
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=== Our theory of change ===
|Conference Name
 
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The concept is that we can define a shared vision of progress for our UK home nation democracies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, by using the Sustainable Development Goals.
| colspan="4" |TBC
 
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|-
 
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Open Government approaches, such as participation, transparency and accountability provide a means for us to achieve these Goals.
|Conference Venue
 
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| colspan="4" |TBC
 
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The conference provides a space where we can share our experiences in building open government approaches, what works and what doesn't, and inspire each other across the UK home nations on our journey towards the Goals.
|-
 
|Conference Times
 
| colspan="4" |TBC
 
|-
 
|OTHER
 
| colspan="4" |TBC
 
|-
 
|OTHER
 
| colspan="4" |TBC
 
|-
 
|OTHER
 
| colspan="4" |TBC
 
|}
 
   
=== Event context ===
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=== Our overall approach ===
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*The conference aims to build the capacity of people and civil society across the UK home nations to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
=== Event objectives ===
 
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*The conference will focus engagement with policy-making in progressing the SDGs using open government approaches
There are a number of ways that our project is looking to promote and support open government and the Sustainable Development Goals. These are grouped into four methods in our project engagement plan: '''building networks, facilitating learning, supporting change''' and '''promoting pioneering'''. These seem a logical starting point to frame our conference objectives.
 
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*The conference will take place in Belfast with an interactive virtual conference running in parallel and deeply integrated with the conference
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*Logistics for the physical conference will be led by the Northern Ireland Environment Link
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*Logistics for the virtual conference will be led by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
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*Agenda and sessions will be developed collaboratively using this wiki page with support from the core partners of the Open Government Pioneers UK initiative.  
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==Event objectives==
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There are a number of ways that our project is looking to promote and support open government and the Sustainable Development Goals. These are grouped into four methods in our project engagement plan: '''building networks, facilitating learning, supporting change''' and '''promoting pioneering'''. These seem a logical starting point to frame our conference objectives.
 
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|Objective Two
 
|Objective Two
 
|Facilitating '''learning'''
 
|Facilitating '''learning'''
|To raise awareness and facilitate learning with the aim of strengthening the movement and ensuring its sustainability. We will do so through promoting dialogue and debate online and in person.
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|To raise awareness and facilitate learning with the aim of strengthening the movement and ensuring its sustainability. We will do so through promoting dialogue and debate online and in person.
 
|To share and inspire reflection on how each UK home nation is using open government to progress the global goals
 
|To share and inspire reflection on how each UK home nation is using open government to progress the global goals
 
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|Objective Four
 
|Objective Four
 
|Promoting '''pioneering'''
 
|Promoting '''pioneering'''
|To provide greater awareness and visibility of civil society action to progress the SDGs within the UK home nations to international audiences. We want to show UK civil society as pioneers of open government.
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|To provide greater awareness and visibility of civil society action to progress the SDGs within the UK home nations to international audiences. We want to show UK civil society as pioneers of open government.
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|To open up engagement on open government and SDGs to a much wider audience than before, and try out new digital technologies and open approaches to do so.
|To.............
 
 
|}
 
|}
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==Target audiences==
 
=== Target audiences ===
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!Audience
 
!Audience
 
!Reason
 
!Reason
!Interests
 
 
!Message
 
!Message
 
!Comms
 
!Comms
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!Sessions to attend
 
!Likely attendance
 
!Likely attendance
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''The general public'''
 
|'''The general public'''
 
|For general awareness building and support and growing a grassroots movement.
 
|For general awareness building and support and growing a grassroots movement.
|
 
 
|This is your democracy – have your say. Become a part of building a better society.    
 
|This is your democracy – have your say. Become a part of building a better society.    
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|Twitter, Facebook
|
 
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Meetups.com
|
 
  +
  +
Press
  +
|Morning focus on Global Goals
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|Virtual
 
|-
 
|-
|'''Civil Society'''
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|'''Civil Society (ex NI)'''
 
|For general awareness building and support. To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement
 
|For general awareness building and support. To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement
|
 
 
|Open Government and SDGs as a means for achieving civil society goals. 
 
|Open Government and SDGs as a means for achieving civil society goals. 
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|Twitter,
|
 
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OGN networks
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|Delegation to attend full conference
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|Virtual
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Conference AM
  +
  +
Conference PM
  +
|-
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|'''Civil Society (in NI)'''
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|For general awareness building and support. To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement
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|Open Government and SDGs as a means for achieving civil society goals in NI
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|Twitter,
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OGNI
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  +
network
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|Full conference
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|'''Partners'''
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|'''Partners'''
 
|To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement
 
|To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement
|
 
 
|Maximising reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement    
 
|Maximising reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement    
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|OGN Networks
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Invitation letters
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|'''Local Policy Makers & Politicians          '''
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|'''Local Policy Makers & Politicians          '''
| rowspan="2" |To raise awareness of Open Government and SDGs with key decision makers and politicians and build a network of advocates. For public and civil society to have increasing influence over actions plans, priorities and resources.
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| rowspan="2" |To raise awareness of Open Government and SDGs with key decision makers and politicians and build a network of advocates. For public and civil society to have increasing influence over actions plans, priorities and resources.
|
 
 
|Building participation in local policy and services and driving delivery improvements    
 
|Building participation in local policy and services and driving delivery improvements    
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|'''National Policy Makers & Politicians'''
 
|'''National Policy Makers & Politicians'''
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|Building participation in national policy asks and strategy /action plan development    
 
|Building participation in national policy asks and strategy /action plan development    
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|
 
|
 
|
 
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|
 
|-
 
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|'''International Network'''
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|'''International Network'''
 
|To promote UK civil society action to progress the SDGs within the UK home nations to international audiences. To show UK civil society as pioneers of open government.
 
|To promote UK civil society action to progress the SDGs within the UK home nations to international audiences. To show UK civil society as pioneers of open government.
|
 
 
|The UK as a pioneer of open government and progressing the Sustainable Development Goals
 
|The UK as a pioneer of open government and progressing the Sustainable Development Goals
 
|
 
|
|
 
|}
 
 
=== Key themes ===
 
* transparency of government policy-making
 
* participatory approaches to public budget-setting
 
* '''INSERT MORE or REFINE'''
 
 
=== Key formats ===
 
* Lightning talks
 
* workshops
 
* key note speeches
 
* question time
 
* panel discussion
 
* '''INSERT MORE or REFINE'''
 
 
=== Key messages ===
 
Positive messages about the need for more open and responsive government to achieve a better society delivered through the SDGs, harnessing the voice of citizens.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! colspan="2" |Messages
 
|-
 
|Message One
 
|TBC
 
|-
 
|Message Two
 
|TBC
 
|-
 
|Message Three
 
|TBC
 
|-
 
|Message Four
 
|TBC
 
|}
 
 
=== Key content (other) ===
 
* Two parts to conference – public facing and feeding off the imagine festival (democracy day style)
 
* Should have an introductory type focus for anyone who wants to come with an interest.
 
* Focused session that has groups from different nations.
 
* Themes and ideas taken into the second part of the day, which is much more strategic
 
* Need for first session to have catching themes to draw people in, for example dark money and impact on Brexit
 
* How do we ensure SDGs are threaded throughout event? Does this depend on where the UK is in terms of implementing the SDGs? Some nations further ahead than others – an opportunity to promote good practise?
 
* Language we use will be important – not open government and SDGs and more like ‘having control over life’
 
* If by this stage each nation has a set of ideas and commitments, would be good to bring together and share commitments with partner nations together and to challenge each other.
 
* '''INSERT MORE or REFINE'''
 
 
== Delivery ==
 
 
=== Delivery stakeholders ===
 
How should reps from each UK home nation lead on the event and what other stakeholders in our organisations must be utilised?
 
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|'''Stakeholder'''
 
|'''Role'''
 
|'''Contribution'''
 
|-
 
|Ruchir Shah
 
|Direct oversight for budget and organisation
 
|
 
|-
 
|Jonathan Bell
 
|Lead for getting the event organised + NI contribution
 
|
 
|-
 
|David McBurney
 
|Lead for getting the event organised + NI contribution 
 
|
 
|-
 
|Paul Bradley
 
|Scotland contribution
 
|
 
|-
 
|Jetske Germing
 
|Wales contribution
 
|
 
|-
 
|Tim Hughes
 
|England contribution
 
|
 
|-
 
|SCVO Comms Team
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|NI Link Comms Team
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|WCVA Comms Team
 
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|
 
|-
 
|Involve Comms Team
 
|
 
|
 
|}
 
 
=== Deliverables ===
 
What are the key deliverables throughout the planning of the event?
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|'''Key activity'''
 
|'''Delivered by'''
 
|'''Completion date'''
 
|'''Completed'''
 
|-
 
|Project plan template on wiki
 
|Paul
 
|w/c 29 Aug 2017
 
|
 
|-
 
|Initial plans on wiki - completed template
 
|All
 
|w/c 4 Sept 2017
 
|
 
|-
 
|Date of event agreed and approved by Project Board
 
|
 
|w/c 4 Sept 2017
 
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|-
 
|Project team meeting set up
 
|Paul
 
|w/c 4 Sept 2017
 
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|-
 
|Agree date of the event with all teams involved
 
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|Speakers for the event to be agreed
 
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|Agree budget for event for catering / promotional materials
 
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|-
 
|Invitation list for event created and agreed
 
|
 
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|Draft structure of event to be agreed
 
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|Draft proposals ready from each nation lead on national contribution
 
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|Continue to fill out
 
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== Conference Agenda ==
 
Arrival
 
 
=== Morning Sessions ===
 
Lunch
 
 
=== Afternoon Sessions ===
 
 
=== Networking ===
 
Close
 
 
== Conference Sessions Planning ==
 
 
=== Home nation sessions ===
 
Should each UK home nation lead on a session at the conference and how might this look?
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!UK home nation
 
!Topic
 
!Format
 
!Speakers
 
!Facilitation requirements
 
!Summary of content
 
!Desired outputs
 
|-
 
|England / UK
 
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|Northern Ireland
 
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|Wales
 
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|Scotland
 
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|Other?
 
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|}
 
 
=== Core Sessions ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!UK home nation
 
!Topic
 
!Format
 
!Speakers
 
!Facilitation requirements
 
!Summary of content
 
!Desired outputs
 
|-
 
|Session A
 
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|Session B
 
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|Session C
 
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|Session D
 
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|INSERT MORE
 
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== Engagement plan ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!Audience
 
!Approach
 
!What they get out of it
 
!What they can contribute
 
|-
 
|Open Government Network members
 
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|Equality and minority groups
 
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|Open Government Pioneers Project partner organisations
 
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|Open Government Pioneers Project Board
 
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|Facilitators / chairs / panelists
 
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|Government partners
 
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|Guest speakers - academics, international civil society partners
 
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== Communications plan ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!'''Type'''
 
!'''Channel'''
 
!'''Objectives'''
 
!'''Details'''
 
!Northern Ireland
 
!Scotland
 
!England
 
!Wales
 
|-
 
! rowspan="7" |'''Digital'''
 
|Twitter
 
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|Facebook
 
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|Global Goals Sites
 
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|Open Gov Forums
 
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|Open Gov Website
 
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|Other blogs/online platforms
 
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|Partner sites
 
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! rowspan="3" |'''Press'''
 
|National Press
 
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|Local Press
 
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|Sector Press
 
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! rowspan="5" |'''Marketing'''
 
|Fliers
 
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|Pop-up stands
 
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|Attendee papers
 
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|Reports
 
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|Other
 
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! rowspan="5" |Other events
 
|Equality events
 
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|Webinars
 
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|Network events
 
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|Meet-ups
 
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|Other
 
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! rowspan="3" |'''Public Affairs engagement'''
 
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== Notepad for any ideas ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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|August delivery group meeting notes on conference
 
|'''Logistics'''
 
* Looking at venues – agreed it would be best for this to be in a central Belfast location.
 
* Preliminary dates for imagine festival – 12-18 March. Would 15<sup>th</sup> March work?
 
* What budget is available for travel costs – Paul to check with Ruchir.
 
* What role will DemSoc play? Who will facilitate the full event?
 
* Need to get together face to face rather than initiate planning online, so we can plan out the conference in a way that everyone is happy with.
 
* Paul to set up Doodle poll for face to face meeting. Could possibly meet in September in Manchester at ICIC conference.
 
'''Content''' 
 
* Best approach seems to be to focus on developing future actions plans
 
* Two parts to conference – public facing and feeding off the imagine festival (democracy day style)
 
* Should have an introductory type focus for anyone who wants to come with an interest.
 
* Focused session that has groups from different nations.
 
* Themes and ideas taken into the second part of the day, which is much more strategic
 
* Need for first session to have catching themes to draw people in, for example dark money and impact on Brexit
 
* How do we ensure SDGs are threaded throughout event? Does this depend on where the UK is in terms of implementing the SDGs? Some nations further ahead than others – an opportunity to promote good practise?
 
* Language we use will be important – not open government and SDGs and more like ‘having control over life’
 
* If by this stage each nation has a set of ideas and commitments, would be good to bring together and share commitments with partner nations together and to challenge each other.
 
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Latest revision as of 11:26, 3 November 2017

This is the hub page for the UK Conference for the Open Government Pioneers UK Project.

Overview

Working title: Re-imagining democracy

Date and venue: March 15th 2018, Belfast, UK.

This event aims to bring together citizens, civil society and institutions from across the UK to explore how we can use open government approaches to advance democracy in the UK home nations.

It is the flagship event of the Open Government Pioneers UK project, funded by the Big Lottery UK.

Our theory of change

The concept is that we can define a shared vision of progress for our UK home nation democracies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, by using the Sustainable Development Goals.

Open Government approaches, such as participation, transparency and accountability provide a means for us to achieve these Goals.

The conference provides a space where we can share our experiences in building open government approaches, what works and what doesn't, and inspire each other across the UK home nations on our journey towards the Goals.

Our overall approach

  • The conference aims to build the capacity of people and civil society across the UK home nations to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • The conference will focus engagement with policy-making in progressing the SDGs using open government approaches
  • The conference will take place in Belfast with an interactive virtual conference running in parallel and deeply integrated with the conference
  • Logistics for the physical conference will be led by the Northern Ireland Environment Link
  • Logistics for the virtual conference will be led by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Agenda and sessions will be developed collaboratively using this wiki page with support from the core partners of the Open Government Pioneers UK initiative.  

Event objectives

There are a number of ways that our project is looking to promote and support open government and the Sustainable Development Goals. These are grouped into four methods in our project engagement plan: building networks, facilitating learning, supporting change and promoting pioneering. These seem a logical starting point to frame our conference objectives.

Overall Project Objective UK Conference Objective
Objective One Building networks To substantially increase and broaden the memberships of the Open Government Networks in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.  To empower attendees to engage in the Sustainable Development Goals and Open Government networks
Objective Two Facilitating learning To raise awareness and facilitate learning with the aim of strengthening the movement and ensuring its sustainability. We will do so through promoting dialogue and debate online and in person. To share and inspire reflection on how each UK home nation is using open government to progress the global goals
Objective Three Supporting change To ensure people and communities across the UK are better positioned to challenge and engage their governments to make real change. To build momentum around the Open Government action plans and their role in progressing the SDGs.
Objective Four Promoting pioneering To provide greater awareness and visibility of civil society action to progress the SDGs within the UK home nations to international audiences. We want to show UK civil society as pioneers of open government. To open up engagement on open government and SDGs to a much wider audience than before, and try out new digital technologies and open approaches to do so.

Target audiences

Audience Reason Message Comms Sessions to attend Likely attendance
The general public For general awareness building and support and growing a grassroots movement. This is your democracy – have your say. Become a part of building a better society.     Twitter, Facebook

Meetups.com

Press

Morning focus on Global Goals Virtual
Civil Society (ex NI) For general awareness building and support. To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement Open Government and SDGs as a means for achieving civil society goals.  Twitter,

OGN networks

Delegation to attend full conference Virtual

Conference AM

Conference PM

Civil Society (in NI) For general awareness building and support. To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement Open Government and SDGs as a means for achieving civil society goals in NI Twitter,

OGNI

network

Full conference
Partners To maximise reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement Maximising reach and impact of project/message and grow engagement     OGN Networks

Invitation letters

Local Policy Makers & Politicians           To raise awareness of Open Government and SDGs with key decision makers and politicians and build a network of advocates. For public and civil society to have increasing influence over actions plans, priorities and resources. Building participation in local policy and services and driving delivery improvements    
National Policy Makers & Politicians Building participation in national policy asks and strategy /action plan development    
International Network To promote UK civil society action to progress the SDGs within the UK home nations to international audiences. To show UK civil society as pioneers of open government. The UK as a pioneer of open government and progressing the Sustainable Development Goals
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