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Netherlands

Develop and Implement Participation Policy at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (NL0012)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Netherlands Action Plan 2013-2014

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Netherlands Final Report 2013-2014, Netherlands Progress Report 2013-2014

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: No

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment has set up a Directorate for Public Participation, which provides services to help engage citizens, civil-society organisations and businesses, and advises on and develops policy for public participation. The directorate actively monitors and responds to new developments such as the ‘energetic society’, transparent government and social media. The authorities are considering how to use the energetic society in decision- and policymaking and in the implementation of government projects. The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment is working on a vision, a strategy and specific products and services to underpin its dealings with the energetic society.
In this way, it intends to put into practice the Government’s policy document on stimulating social engagement – ‘do-ocracy’ – and particularly the objective of enhancing the government’s capacity to connect with society. Openness and transparency are important if this is to be achieved in an effective and efficient manner.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership