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The Basque Government participates in the eighth edition of the World Open Government Summit in Tallinn, Estonia

2023 September 5
  • The director of Open Government, Miren Martiarena, takes part in different events framed in the summit
  • This meeting, which brings together around 2,000 people from more than 70 countries, aims to discuss open government in the digital age and the potential of technology in governance.

The Director of Open Government, Miren Martiarena, participates this week in various events within the framework of the Open Governance Partnership (OGP) Global Summit 2023 held in Tallinn, Estonia.

This eighth summit brings together around 2,000 people from more than 70 member countries of the Open Government Partnership, as well as civil society and academic groups that will discuss open government in the digital age, the potential of technology to make governance and policymaking more transparent and accountable, and the preservation of democracy.

Today, in an act prior to the start of the summit, Martiarena will be received by the mayor of the Estonian capital, Mihhail Kõlvart, and will participate in a round table at the highest level in which the importance of local action in promoting the implementation of the SDGs through citizen participation will be discussed. The representative of the Basque Government will share space with senior officials and experts in the field from countries such as Sweden, Germany and Norway.

During the two-day summit, between September 6 and 7, the director of Open Government, of the Department of Public Governance and Self-Government, will participate in the high-level national round table entitled "Making the ambition of open government a reality". In it, Martiarena will share experiences with senior officials and ministers from places such as the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Norway, Albania or the United States and representatives of the OECD, and international civil society organizations. The discussion will focus on how participants will drive the OGP's 2023-2028 strategy by increasing their ambition and promoting transformative reforms.

OPEN GOVERNANCE PARTNERSHIP (OGP)

The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that seeks to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, train citizens, fight corruption and take advantage of new technologies to strengthen governance.

The OGP was formally launched in 2011 during a meeting of the UN General Assembly. Currently, it includes 75 countries and 104 local governments, representing more than two billion people, and thousands of civil society organizations in order to evaluate and develop mechanisms to promote “ governments that are more open, accountable and sensitive to citizens”.  In 2018, the OGP selected the Basque Country as one of the 20 regions around the world participating in its programme.

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