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Participatory Web Space on Open Government (ES0028)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance and Civil Service.

Support Institution(s): Ministries, Autonomous Communities and Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces., Citizens, Civil Society Organizations, consumers and users, citizens and other representatives of Civil Society.

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, OGP, Public Participation

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

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Finance and Civil Service; Other actors: Government: Ministries, Autonomous Communities and Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.; Civil society, private initiative, multilateral and working groups: Citizens, Civil Society Organizations, consumers and users, citizens and other representatives of Civil Society. Status quo or problem to be addressed: The Open Government Plans are integrated by commitments that are specified in the establishment of a series of objectives to be achieved through the execution of a series of activities programmed over time. To meet minimum standards of transparency and accountability, it is essential, on the one hand, that those responsible for the commitments can provide information, from the beginning of the plan and throughout its execution, on its compliance in accordance with the Planned calendar or, if not, of the deviations that are being observed in the same, analyze their causes, to be able to update the plan for the achievement of the initially planned objectives. Although in the development of the 2 previous plans, participation mechanisms were created during the self-evaluation phases, this commitment improves those initially established mechanisms, seeking greater participation, transparency and accountability throughout the implementation process. On the other hand, citizens should be able to interact with Public Administrations by expressing their opinions and suggestions or reactions to the plan.; Main objective: Improve communication and dialogue based on the publication of information and the creation of a common space for monitoring and participation in the development of the Open Government Action Plan.; Brief description of the commitment: It involves the launching of a web space in the Transparency Portal that enables, on the one hand, to monitor the measures that make up the Third Open Government Plan through a scorecard with information on the situation of the commitments made in the national action plan and a space for consultation, the participation of groups of stakeholders and the collection of their contributions, on the execution of its main milestones or activities, to be developed in an estimated time, whose degree of compliance is shown by a typical traffic light, where each color has a certain meaning (green: completed, orange: ongoing, red: not started). On the other hand, it is a matter of enabling spaces for comments that allow citizens to write his/her opinion on each particular item. This participation would allow to reorient the evolution of each measure and, therefore, to obtain greater benefits in the society with the implantation of the same. In addition, this space will have a public system to ask direct questions to the different people responsible for each measure. Both the questions and the answers will be published, making them visible to the citizens. Reciprocally, it will offer the possibility for those responsible for each measure to be able to interact with citizens. This space would be integrated with certain Social Network accounts. In particular, with Twitter and Facebook. ; Addressed challenge of the OGP by the commitment: Increased transparency and accountability.; Relevance: The principle of participation is strengthened since this space will enable the necessary mechanisms so that any interested party can provide comments on the commitments and the degree of evolution and also as a means of communication for citizens with the administration for the proposal of measures of Open Government. Accountability is evidenced in the very process of publication of the state of progress and degree of achievement of the objectives of the commitments.; Aim: Having a dashboard or board to monitor all Open Government commitments in the same space is an important milestone in the development of Open Government. In the previous plans, the intermediate and final self-assessment reports were carried out, but with this new system, information on the state of implementation of the measures will be continuously carried out, a great advance on the previous model that will enable following the progress of the measures at any time which will contribute to fostering transparency and accountability as well as ensuring the participation of stakeholders in the monitoring of commitments.


Spain's Commitments

  1. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, OGP

  2. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Capacity Building

  4. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Audits and Controls

  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, Capacity Building

  10. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Capacity Building

  11. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  12. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Capacity Building

  13. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, E-Government

  14. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, E-Government

  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, E-Government

  21. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, E-Government

  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, Health

  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, E-Government

  27. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Judiciary

  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, E-Government

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

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  33. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  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, E-Government

  42. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  43. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Subnational