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Creation of an Open Government Forum (ES0024)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance and Civil Service.

Support Institution(s): Representatives from the General State Administration, Autonomous Communities, Autonomous Cities, Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces; Civil Society Organizations, Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, University Professors, Consumer Organizations and Users, other representatives of civil society.

Policy Areas

Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Finance and Civil Service.; Other actors: Government: Representatives from the General State Administration, Autonomous Communities, Autonomous Cities, Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces; Civil society, private initiative, multilateral and working groups: Civil Society Organizations, Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, University Professors, Consumer Organizations and Users, other representatives of civil society.; Status quo or problem to be addressed: It aims to constitute a common participatory space with representation of the different stakeholders in the development of Open Government. The Independent Reporting Mechanism made a number of recommendations in its evaluation report on the Second Plan on Open Government, including the desirability of creating a multi-sectoral forum composed of government representatives and civil society to monitor the Third Plan on Open Government in Spain. During the process of designing this Plan, the recently constituted Open Government Sectoral Commission was consulted, in which the three levels of Public Administration of Spain are represented. Also, an informal civil society group has worked with the intergovernmental group, in the configuration of the Plan. A joint group in which both parties, government and civil society are represented has not been formally institutionalized.; Main objective: Formally construct a multi-sectoral forum as a structured space for consultation and debate, linked to the Open Government Sectoral Commission, made up of representatives from the three levels of public administration (General State Administration, Autonomous and Local) and representatives of civil society, to be informed and to discuss the follow-up and evaluation of the Third Plan on Open Government in Spain, to promote open government proposals beyond the plan, to exchange good practices and to disseminate information on the activities and results of that forum.; Brief description of the commitment: In order to formalize this space for permanent dialogue between government representatives and civil society, it will be necessary, firstly, to identify the key stakeholders who will represent civil society and who will participate, together with the representatives of the intergovernmental group Open government), in the activities related to the Third Plan on Open Government in Spain. Secondly, determine its organization and functioning. Thirdly, to regularly consult the actors involved in this forum, maximizing cooperation between Government and Civil Society, discuss and ensure plurality of views throughout the implementation of the Plan and accountability towards society on the activities and results of the forum. Finally, to carry out an assessment on the fulfillment of the commitments of the Third Plan and to collect initiatives for the design of the Fourth Plan on Open Government.; Addressed challenge of the OGP by the commitment: Increase in public integrity.; Relevance: With the implementation of this commitment, civic participation is strengthened by creating and improving opportunities and the capacities of the public to influence decision-making and monitor the development of the Plan. The implementation of this commitment will create favorable conditions for Civil Society and representatives of the Public Sector to discuss any issue that fosters and strengthens Open Government. Aim: The launch of this forum will be a very important milestone for the strengthening of Open Government actions and lay the groundwork for future Plans and other measures to strengthen the general principles of Open Government. The launch of this forum will reinforce the collaboration between administrations and other Civil Society stakeholders for the development and monitoring of actions, not only in the field of Open Government but also in other sectors or public interest policies with the objective of improving the service to the citizen.


  1. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, Public Participation

  2. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Access to Information

  4. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  5. Participatory Web Space on Open Government

    ES0028, 2017, Capacity Building

  6. Observatory on Participation

    ES0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Participatory Budgeting

    ES0030, 2017, E-Government

  8. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Transparency Portal and the Right of Access

    ES0032, 2017, Access to Information

  10. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Access to Information

  11. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  12. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Access to Information

  13. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, Access to Information

  14. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, Access to Information

  15. Coordination of the Cadastre and the Land Registry

    ES0038, 2017, Capacity Building

  16. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Gender

  17. Training of Public Employees

    ES0040, 2017, Capacity Building

  18. Awareness-Raising and Training of Civil Society

    ES0041, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  20. Open Justice in Spain

    ES0043, 2017, Access to Information

  21. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, Access to Information

  22. Spanish Archives Portal, PARES

    ES0015, 2014, E-Government

  23. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  24. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Access to Information

  25. Access to and Re-Use of Geographic Information

    ES0018, 2014,

  26. Programmes on Opening up Information and Its Re-Use in the Public Sector

    ES0019, 2014, Access to Information

  27. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Access to Information

  28. Starred commitment Greater Control and Transparency in Public Grants

    ES0021, 2014, Civic Space

  29. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

  30. Increased Participation of Sector Stakeholders in Defining the Goals of the National Maritime Rescue Plans.

    ES0023, 2014, Environment and Climate

  31. Starred commitment Law on Transparency, Access to Public Information and Good Governance

    ES0001, 2012, Access to Information

  32. Starred commitment Transparency and Accountability in the Official Development Assistance

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  33. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  34. Law Reform Grants

    ES0004, 2012, Civic Space

  35. E-Justice

    ES0005, 2012, E-Government

  36. Promotion of Social Networks to Facilitate Citizen Participation

    ES0006, 2012, E-Government

  37. Publication of Statistical Data on Crime

    ES0007, 2012, E-Government

  38. Review and Regulatory Simplification

    ES0008, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  39. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  40. RED System

    ES0010, 2012, E-Government

  41. Streamlining Environmental Assessment Procedures

    ES0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  42. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  43. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Subnational

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