The fourth global OGP Summit will take place in Paris, December 7th – 9th. The outcome statement of the event is provisionally titled: “Paris Declaration for Open Government Partnership: Collective actions for the renewal of our democracies”. The Government of France, along with the OGP Steering Committee and Support Unit, is encouraging governments and civil society organizations to sign up to collective actions that will further the open government agenda in their countries and around the world.
The objective of the Declaration is to show that governments and CSOs are joining forces to set up concrete ways of working together to push open government forward.
The Declaration has three parts:
1: Principles based on the OGP Declaration, written and signed by all Steering committee members 2: New strategic directions for OGP, written and signed by all Steering committee members 3: Collective actions and contributions from all OGP members
National and subnational governments and CSOs should only sign up to the actions of interest; they do not need to sign up to the entire Declaration. These actions are clustered around Summit priorities, and are designed to be ambitious. These topics have been identified as emerging priorities in many OGP National Action Plans and subnational commitments and reflect interest from Governments and CSOs at recent regional meetings and in the OGP Steering Committee. The collective actions will be highlighted at the Summit and released to the media.
The Declaration is a major opportunity for national and subnational governments and civil society organizations participating in OGP to showcase and advance their work, and commit to support peers with practical tools and expertise to implement open government reforms.