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Open government portal in Saxony (DE0028)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Germany Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Chancellery of the Free State of Saxony

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Civic Space, E-Government, Public Participation, Subnational

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

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
The people of the Free State of Saxony
have a growing need for a sense of
ownership and a voice within a modern,
vibrant democracy. They expect their
parliamentary representatives and their
administrative institutions to come up
with innovative and effective solutions to
the ever-more complex issues affecting
many areas of our lives. Correspondingly,
people’s desire for transparency and
involvement in decision-making processes
is continuously increasing. It is the administrative authorities’ job to find new forms of
cooperation among the general public, the
political sphere and administrators and
to develop instruments that will support
such cooperation. The opportunities are
clear. This will considerably raise the value
ascribed to civic engagement, and the
political and administrative spheres will be
able to put the population’s huge wealth of
knowledge and experience to good use in
the running of our Land.

What is the commitment?
The Free State of Saxony’s Beteiligungsportal, or participation portal, is just the
kind of instrument required. This application will facilitate various forms of civic
involvement to be undertaken online.
People can engage in discussion on
free-ranging subjects, in formal types of
participation like planning procedures,
and in online surveys. The Free State of Saxony pledges to
continue developing the portal in terms of
both content and technology, and it would
be gratified to see it re-used by other
Länder.

How will the commitment contribute to
solving the public problem?
It is important to the Government of
Saxony to boost public involvement.
The Representation of the Free State of
Saxony to the Federation has developed
the online participation portal to that end.
The focus has been on user friendliness,
including compatibility with smartphone
use and accessibility to people with disabilities. The portal supports not only one
possible form of civic engagement but
a broad spectrum of participatory procedures. This enables agencies of the Free
State of Saxony, as well as districts and
municipalities, to involve large numbers of
the public in decision-making processes on an individual, goal-oriented level.
The concept of this online participation
portal was developed in close cooperation
with pilot agencies and municipalities. This
direct link to real-life applications will be
strictly upheld in its ongoing evolution.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
Key issues:
• Transparency: Wide-ranging and early
public involvement in political decisionmaking processes has the potential to
raise the transparency of policy decisions
and of administrative actions.
• Participation: This tool makes it possible
for individuals and the administrators
of public policy to be directly involved in
the formulation of objectives and decisions. It helps create an environment that
fosters a sense of ownership.


Commitments

  1. Participatory development of research and innovation policy

    DE0022, 2019, Public Participation

  2. Participatory creation of regulatory policy

    DE0023, 2019, Public Participation

  3. Digital strategy pilot for rural regions

    DE0024, 2019, Public Service Delivery

  4. Open government in North Rhine-Westphalia

    DE0025, 2019, E-Government

  5. Policy co-creation in North Rhine-Westphalia

    DE0026, 2019, Land & Spatial Planning

  6. Data sovereignty in North Rhine-Westphalia

    DE0027, 2019, E-Government

  7. Open government portal in Saxony

    DE0028, 2019, Civic Space

  8. Open-source software in public administrations in Schleswig-Holstein

    DE0029, 2019, Subnational

  9. Regional Open Government Labs

    DE0016, 2019, OGP

  10. Civil Society Consulation on Foreign Policy

    DE0017, 2019,

  11. Create youth strategy

    DE0018, 2019, Marginalized Communities

  12. Craete federal agency for digital innovation

    DE0019, 2019,

  13. Transparency and participation in international aid

    DE0020, 2019,

  14. Strengthen and socialize open data policy

    DE0021, 2019, Open Data

  15. Conditions for OGP Participation

    DE0001, 2017, OGP

  16. Open Data in Administrative Practice

    DE0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  17. Open Data Environment

    DE0003, 2017, Capacity Building

  18. Access to Spatial Data

    DE0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Financial Transparency - EITI Standard

    DE0005, 2017, E-Government

  20. Transparency in Development Policy

    DE0006, 2017, Aid

  21. Open Data for Intelligent Mobility

    DE0007, 2017, E-Government

  22. Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy and Urban Development

    DE0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  23. Electronic Procedures for Family Benefits

    DE0009, 2017, E-Government

  24. Knowledge Network for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People

    DE0010, 2017, E-Government

  25. Local Alliances for Family Initiative

    DE0011, 2017, Public Participation

  26. Share of Women and Men in Leadership Positions, Private and Private Sectors

    DE0012, 2017, E-Government

  27. Open Access to Academic Literature

    DE0013, 2017, E-Government

  28. Science Year 2018

    DE0014, 2017, Public Participation

  29. Federal Competition “Living Together Hand in Hand”

    DE0015, 2017, Citizenship and Immigration