The following text was contributed by the Government of Italy.
On June 6th, 2016, the Minister Marianna Madia set off the first Open Gov Forum starting the process of design and drafting of the third Italian National Action Plan. The method, which encouraged a process of participation, through the Open Government Forum, of civil society, called - in a first step - to express their priorities and - subsequently - to a consultation on improving actions. The creation of the Open Government Forum responded to the desire to overcome the limits of the previous two Italian OGP action plans. In both cases (2012-2014 and 2014-2016), the Independent Reporting Mechanism had recommended the institutionalization of an enlarged Forum for stakeholders and the definition of rules and deadlines for public consultations.
From July 15th to August 30th 2016 the Draft was available on-line for consultation in order to improve actions and commitments; a dedicated website was created for this purpose www.open.gov.it.
The final draft of Italy’s 3rd Action Plan was published on September 20, 2016. The text was adapted and modified by the Public administrations involved to take into account, as far as possible, the comments and proposals made by civil society during the public consultation. A report on the results on the consultation process was published too.
Italy joined OGP in 2011 and presented the first Action Plan in the occasion of the OGP Ministerial Meeting held in Brasilia (April 2012). In December 2014 the second OGP Action Plan was published as a process of collaboration and participation that involved DPA - Department for Public Administration, AgID - Agency for Digital Italy and ANAC - the Anticorruption National Authority.
Making governments more transparent, increasing and improving citizens’ participation in public choices, fighting corruption, supporting innovation in public administration. These are the goals of the Open Government Partnership, a global alliance of 70 countries, including Italy, established in 2009 under the impulse of Barack Obama.
On July 16, a public consultation on the Italian OGP Plan was launched on www.open.gov.it . The Plan will be presented in December at the international OGP Paris Summit and includes 33 actions developed with the involvement of 50 civil society organizations and 20 administrations. Anybody can contribute to it by sending in ideas and proposals.
Italy's Letter on the Launch of Consultations for the Third National Action Plan:
Italy's Letter of Intent to Join OGP: