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Basque Integrity System (BQ0005)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Gipuzkoa Provincial Council

Support Institution(s): Other Actors Involved, State actors involved, Other Institutions Gipuzkoa Provincial Council Basque Government Álava Provincial Council Bizkaia Provincial Council Bilbao City Council Other Actors Involved, State actors involved, Other Institutions Innobasque (Basque Agency for Innovation) Donostia-San Sebastián City Council Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council Working group (CSOs, private sector, multilaterals…) 1. Aitor Garmendia (Attest) 2. Itziar Garcia (ACOP Euskadi) 3. Jon Abril (Elhuyar) 4. Iñigo Benedicto (Sinnple) 5. Arantza Otaolea (Bilbao Women’s Council) 6. Inmaculada de Miguel (Ararteko) 7. Kepa Korta (Donostia Strategy Office) 8. Judith Moreno (Donostia Strategy Office) 9. Antxon Gallego (Ibatuz) 10. Goio Martin (CCOO Euskadi) 11. Arantxa Mendiharat (Citizen) 12. Maria Teresa Lacave (Irun Citizens’ Forum) 13. Claudia Pennese (RB3) 14.Elena Urdaneta (Euskampus) 15. Coral G. de las Heras (AZ Participación) 16.Alfredo Gómez (Innobasque) 17. Iñaki Ortiz (Basque Government) 18. Leyre Vitorica (Bizkaia Provincial Council) 19.Elixabete Arriaga (Bizkaia Provincial Council) 20. Maitane iriarte (Araba Provincial Council) 21.Patxi Ugarte (Donostia City Council) 22. Josu Sa (Gasteiz City Council) 23. Inmaculada Ereña (Bilbao City Council) 24.Esther Larrañaga (Gipuzkoa Provincial Council) 25. Haritz Ugarte (Gipuzkoa Provincial Council) 26. Goizeder Manotas (Gipuzkoa Provincial Council)

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Subnational, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Basque Integrity System: Ethics in the public sphere
Start date and end of the commitment: 1st September, 2018 - June 2020 Lead implementing agency/actor Gipuzkoa Provincial Council Commitment description What is the public problem that the commitment will address? To ensure that citizens regain and/or increase their trust in the Administration and in its staff, by encouraging the people that represent them to maintain exemplary ethical conduct based on the principles and ethical values that we share and that identify us as Basque society. This will lead to an improvement in the Administration’s performance to the benefit of the services that citizens receive. What is the commitment? The implementation of a common integrity model for all the Basque administrations, based on tools that prevent unethical conduct (principles and values, training, guarantor body, etc.), which provide a guide for activities for staff and senior officials in the Basque Administration and an example for citizens. How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? • Carrying out a research to know the state of the art in Basque administrations and to discover what are the most successful tools to establish our ideal aim. • Agreeing with citizens on what we consider ethical conduct that will guide the behaviour of anyone who works or deals with Basque administrations and that this in turn should reflect the opinion of Basque citizens. • Creating a figure to ensure that this model is embraced by citizens and the staff and senior officials in Basque institutions and that it is complied with. • Designing an awareness-raising program to ensure that Administration staff and citizens are familiar with and make use of the tools that exist to guarantee the internalization of the model; and a specific integrity education program aimed at young people that can be included as a part of the school curriculum. • Checking the effectiveness of the model to find out whether what has been agreed on is manageable for our administrations, and confirming the efficiency of what has been accepted and its impact on society. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? The implementation of these tools and mechanisms that form a solid system of public ethics are essential for restoring trust in public institutions and to ensure co-responsibility in the generation of public value, which are vital in a democratic society. This will help to reinforce Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Additional information (resources, budget) External resources: In addition to working hours of the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council staff, a Budget of 23,750€ has been allocated to carry out the planned actions in 2019. The budget for the actions in 2020 is still to be established. Internal resources: The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council is leading this commitment on its own, and therefore the Director of Modernisation, the Head of the Modernisation Service and a Technician from the Modernisation Service (3 people) will be working directly on the project. The Basque Government (1 person), Araba Provincial Council and Bizkaia Provincial Council (2 people) and the city councils of the 3 provincial capitals (3 people) will also be working together with them. As Gipuzkoa Provincial Council is leading the project it will finance, where appropriate, the costs resulting from hiring services to implement the commitment. Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable Start date: End Date: State: (not started/ started/ underway/ completed) 1. Setting up the inter-institutional work group SEPTEMBER 2018 SEPTEMBER 2018 COMPLETED 2. Setting up the Commitment 5 group OCTOBER 2018 15TH OF OCTOBER 2018 COMPLETED 3. Mapping of innovative practices in integrity systems SEPTEMBER 2018 JANUARY 2019 STARTED
. Definition of the Basque public integrity model proven with citizens JANUARY 2019 SEPTEMBER 2019 NOT STARTED 5. Design of a control and monitoring system for integrity in the Basque Country JUNE 2019 SEPTEMBER 2019 NOT STARTED 6. Design of an education model on integrity and a progressive training program on integrity and public ethics JUNE 2019 SEPTEMBER 2019 NOT STARTED 7. Proven and assessed Pilot experience(s) OCTOBER 2019 JUNE 2020 NOT STARTED How we will know we are doing well with the commitment How will we know later what has worked Some Data Research has been carried out to identify the best practices in public ethics There is a report that includes the elements that may form the Basque integrity model. Confirming with citizens that they have understood the model A participative process has been carried out that has resulted in a common Basque integrity model. Number of people that have taken part in the participative process The Basque public integrity model has been defined There is a common Basque public integrity model that is accepted by all the administrations in the territory. Number of Basque public institutions that have joined the model A system to control and monitor integrity in the Basque Country has been designed The operating rules and functions of the monitoring and guarantor body have been included in a proposed regulation. A progressive training program on integrity and public ethics has been designed Awareness-raising events have been organised for citizens and Administration staff Number of events organised Number of people that have taken part in the events An integrity education model has been designed. A report that includes an integrity education model has been passed on to the Basque Government Education Department Pilot experiencie(s) have been carried out The Basque integrity model has been implemented in one or more administrations and the conclusions about the process have been gathered in a report Number of pilot projects
Contact Information Name of responsible person from implementing agency Haritz Ugarte, Head of Modernization Service. Title, Department Gipuzkoa Provincial Council Email and phone hugarte@gipuzkoa.eus / +34 943113193
Entities and people participating Other Actors Involved, State actors involved, Other Institutions Gipuzkoa Provincial Council Basque Government Álava Provincial Council Bizkaia Provincial Council Bilbao City Council Other Actors Involved, State actors involved, Other Institutions Innobasque (Basque Agency for Innovation) Donostia-San Sebastián City Council Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council Working group (CSOs, private sector, multilaterals…) 1. Aitor Garmendia (Attest) 2. Itziar Garcia (ACOP Euskadi) 3. Jon Abril (Elhuyar) 4. Iñigo Benedicto (Sinnple) 5. Arantza Otaolea (Bilbao Women’s Council) 6. Inmaculada de Miguel (Ararteko) 7. Kepa Korta (Donostia Strategy Office) 8. Judith Moreno (Donostia Strategy Office) 9. Antxon Gallego (Ibatuz) 10. Goio Martin (CCOO Euskadi) 11. Arantxa Mendiharat (Citizen) 12. Maria Teresa Lacave (Irun Citizens’ Forum) 13. Claudia Pennese (RB3) 14.Elena Urdaneta (Euskampus) 15. Coral G. de las Heras (AZ Participación) 16.Alfredo Gómez (Innobasque) 17. Iñaki Ortiz (Basque Government) 18. Leyre Vitorica (Bizkaia Provincial Council) 19.Elixabete Arriaga (Bizkaia Provincial Council) 20. Maitane iriarte (Araba Provincial Council) 21.Patxi Ugarte (Donostia City Council) 22. Josu Sa (Gasteiz City Council) 23. Inmaculada Ereña (Bilbao City Council) 24.Esther Larrañaga (Gipuzkoa Provincial Council) 25. Haritz Ugarte (Gipuzkoa Provincial Council) 26. Goizeder Manotas (Gipuzkoa Provincial Council)