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Observatory on Participation (ES0029)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of the Presidency (Under-secretariat and Center for Political and Constitutional Studies) and Ministry of Finance and Civil Service.

Support Institution(s): Ministerial Departments, Autonomous Communities and Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces., Organizations from the Civil Society, Consumers and Users and representatives from the academic world.

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, 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: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Ministries responsible: Ministry of the Presidency (Under-secretariat and Center for Political and Constitutional Studies) and Ministry of Finance and Civil Service.; Other actors: Ministerial Departments, Autonomous Communities and Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.; Civil society, private initiative, multilateral and working groups: Organizations from the Civil Society, Consumers and Users and representatives from the academic world.; Status quo or problem to be addressed: There is great diversity in forms of participation, both in the public information process for the elaboration of norms, and the design and execution of public plans and programs or through web pages, social networks and computer tools on the operation of public services and through advisory bodies. It is necessary to carry out an evaluation of its true effectiveness, to what extent and scope the opinion of its citizens or representative organizations are taken into account in the rules that affect them, in the design and execution of public policies and in the provision of public services.; Main objective: Carry out a diagnosis of the situation of participation in the public sphere, both through advisory bodies, as well as the different consultation mechanisms and tools, in order to identify good practices and areas for improvement, for the development of effective participation strategies.; Brief description of the commitment: It aims to develop a quadruple diagnosis about participation: On the one hand, on the advisory bodies, on the other, on the process of public information, a third on public plans and programs, and finally on web pages and electronic mechanisms for participation in the scope of the General State Administration and its Public Bodies.; Addressed challenge of the OGP by the commitment: Increase in public integrity.; Relevance: The main value reinforced by this commitment is that of participation, since the implementation of this measure will allow for more efficient and effective participatory processes. Transparency is also reinforced by making information available on the channels and participation services available to the EGM.; Aim: The progressive implementation of this commitment addresses a demand from civil society to be able to measure the degree of participation of society in public affairs, the degree of effectiveness of existing mechanisms of participation and the means available. This is a first phase of diagnosis and recommendations that in the future may lead to the configuration of an observatory on participation with broader and integrating objectives and vocation of permanence.


  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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