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Finland

The Proactive Presence and Accessibility of Civil Servants (FI0017)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Finland Action Plan 2013-2014

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: NA

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Finland End-of-Term Report 2013–2015, Finland 2013-2015 IRM End of Term Report, Finland Progress Report 2013-2014

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation , Public Accountability

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

We will create a voluntary openness agent’s role in year 1 of the Action Plan and spread the concept to all agencies. The civil servants can register voluntarily to become openness agents. All agencies will be informed of openness and leaders and managers will be asked to commit to being openness leaders. Openness agents and leaders are available to citizens and keep contact with each other to promote openness in public administrations.
Starting year 2 of the Action Plan a yearly prize is given out to a representative from each level of the public administration, possibly in connection with democracy prize. The basis for the reward is that the person has enabled civic society action in his/her own work. The re- ward is given yearly to one representative from municipal, one from regional and one from state central administration. Civic organizations will offer training to civil servants in engaging citizens in consultation process. Civil servants are encouraged to participate in this training.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership