OGP Civil Society Day, London, 30 October 2013


The Open Government Partnership Summit is the primary forum for the global community of reformers from all backgrounds - government, civil society and private sector - to come together and engage with each other. The OGP Civil Society Day – the day before the Summit - provides an informal opportunity for over 400 civil society actors that are involved in OGP to connect, interact, learn and strategize. It provides an opportunity to focus on the conversations we need to have between civil society in order to prepare for the summit and strengthen the national OGP processes in future. This event is being co-organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation, Involve and OGP.  Registration for the Civil Society Day has now closed.  


What will we be talking about

The objective of the day is that the OGP civil society community is energized, broadened, connected and, overall, is prepared for both the OGP Summit and for engaging with the OGP process in their own countries. We anticipate this day will, through the range of sessions, address these themes:

  • Broaden: provide space to explore why and how to broaden the actors, issues and countries involved in OGP

  • Deepen: discuss how to deepen the partnerships, push the level of ambition and create better plans

  • Connect: network with people working in different countries and on different issues, but facing similar realities

  • Inspire: hear inspiring stories from across the globe and explore new open government frontiers

Throughout the day – but especially during the regional breakout and closing sessions – the issue of accountability and representation of the SC vis-à-vis the community will be addressed.



Create your own agenda! Is there a discussion that needs to happen? Do you want to hold an analysis, ask questions, present finding for feedback or write up best practices or principles? We will be holding ‘Unconference’ sessions alongside the main agenda for the whole day.

Propose a 30 minutes session on the day or sign up to do a 5 minute talk on your project, organisation or cause in one of the two ‘lightning talk’ sessions. Get in touch if you have an idea for this now.


Overview Programme Civil Society Day 30 October, London

The full agenda is below.  Click here to open in in another page.  

When and where is it all taking place

The OGP Civil Society Day is taking place at the ULU Meeting Rooms in the University of London Union on Malet Street, London on Wednesday 30th October 2013. Registration starts promptly at 08:30, when coffee will be served and the programme kicks off at 09:00 in the main ‘Venue’ theatre. The official programme wraps up at 16.00 although the unconference will continue and the working group meetings will take place from 16:30 at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Venue.

Lunch, tea, coffee and wifi will all be provided. There will be Spanish/English interpretation available in the two main rooms for those who have registered this requirement.


Social media

Please get involved and let us know what you think! We will be using the Twitter hashtags:

#CSOday #OGP13



The OGP Civil Society Day is organized by OGP, the OGP Civil Society Coordination Team, the Open Knowledge Foundation (logistics, unconference) and Involve (program design and facilitation). Specific sessions are prepared by Access Info Europe, Alianza Regional, OpenCorporates, Open Rights Group, Publish What You Pay, World Resource Institute and the Transparency & Accountability Initiative.


The translation is supported by the Inter-American Development Bank,  catering by the World Bank Institute.



Paul Maassen: maassenpaul@gmail.com


Main Organisers