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Increase democratic innovation and participation through LAAAB Space (ES0077)



Action Plan: Spain Action Plan 2020-2024

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Directorate General of Open Government and Social Innovation in the Department of Citizenship and Social Rights ARAGÓN REGIONAL GOVERNMENT

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved (Public) Institutions and Administration of the Autonomous Region. Local Entities of Aragón that promote participation processes and that request our collaboration and support. Other actors involved (Civil Society) Consultative and participation bodies, social entities, economic and social agents, schools and professional associations, and the citizenship in general

Policy Areas

E-Government, Local Commitments, Public Participation, Sustainable Development Goals

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: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the problem/need that is desired to resolve with the commitment? The need to bring institutions closer to the citizenship to fight the distrust that is weakening our democratic system. We need results that debate and improve the model. We need citizen participation to make public policies of social cohesion that strengthen our democracy.

Objectives of the commitment 1.‐ To bring institutions closer to the citizenship, creating symmetrical and transparent relations that restore their trust in democracy. 2.‐ To definitively open the institutions to civil society. Promoting spaces of confluence, where the citizenship, entities and companies cooperate along with the administrations in resolving their common challenges, providing new views and perspectives, taking advantage of the full bandwidth available in the technopolicy to promote experiences of collective intelligence. 3.‐ Explore, investigate and experience new models of public action, particularly regarding participation, mediation, deliberation, co‐creation and co‐design, aimed at inspiring a sustainable, just and pluralised transition to the society of information and knowledge.

Brief description of the commitment Democratic innovation that generates a (physical and virtual) space with new projects and methodologies that extend the citizen participation

How does the commitment contribute to solve the problem or cover the need? We need to have different scenarios to experience democracy at a human scale and in real time: Laboratories for expanding democracy, for deepening and perfecting techniques and methodologies of citizen participation. This is the context in which the Aragón Regional Government, and specifically the Directorate General, are pushing forward the LAAAB: Open Laboratory of Aragón [Regional Government]. A laboratory of democratic innovation for the open and collaborative design of public policies. The Laboratory has its own physical space (located at Plaza del Pilar, 3 Zaragoza) and a virtual space (Aragón Open Government)

Why is the commitment relevant with respect to the values of Open Government? It promotes, strengthens and improves the quality of participation in the public management, allowing the citizenship to participate in making public decisions with the objective of achieving better results and better democratic quality The citizen participation model of LAAAB is a model that prioritises in‐person participation over online, considering that face‐to‐face interactions of the citizenship with the institutions reinforce the generation of trust. However, because it is impossible to reach the entire citizenship with the in‐person model, complementary instruments will be developed to facilitate online participation. It delves deeper into transparency, open data and accountability of Public Administrations through carrying out actions aimed at its improvement and the evaluation of the results of the plans and programmes The LAAAB space will have an exhibition section (both physical and virtual) focused on transparency and accountability through the Government Plan. 181 It contributes to building a system of public integrity, strengthening the ethical values and mechanisms to bolster the integrity of the public institutions and reinforce the trust of the citizenship The existence of a physical space and a space that is close to the citizenship, designed in a multi‐faceted manner and far from the classic administrative aesthetics constitutes a metaphor of Open Government. As a supplement, the virtual space shows all of the documentation and allows for the traceability of the participation processes. It raises awareness among society and civil servants about the values of Open Government, contributing to the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda in order to advance towards a just, peaceful and inclusive society The Government Plan itself is configured as a tool that organises its objectives linked to the SDGs.

Additional information  Related information or that further details the commitment and its activities: Strategic Plan of the Directorate General of Open Government and Social Innovation, 2020‐2023.  Links of interest: LAAAB Website Website of the LAAAB blog

Activities of the commitment Start date End date Implementation of laboratory activities. Indicators:  Number of activities carried out by the Open Government Laboratory of Aragón  Number of attendees  Number of members of the Open Government of the Aragón Autonomous Region 01/01/2020 30/06/2023


  1. Reform laws related to transparency and access to information

    ES0044, 2020, Access to Information

  2. Transparency and Accountability Improvement and Reinforcement Plan

    ES0045, 2020, Access to Information

  3. Promote citizen participation in public affairs

    ES0046, 2020, Capacity Building

  4. Improve traceability of regulatory draft and approval processes

    ES0047, 2020, Capacity Building

  5. Public Integrity Systems

    ES0048, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  6. Establish legal whistleblower protections

    ES0049, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  7. Education and Training in Open Government

    ES0050, 2020, Capacity Building

  8. Inclusive Communication about Open Government

    ES0051, 2020, Capacity Building

  9. Observatory of Open Government

    ES0052, 2020, Access to Information

  10. Publish mandate commitments to allow for social auditing

    ES0053, 2020, E-Government

  11. Encourage citizen participation through online platform

    ES0054, 2020, Capacity Building

  12. Create citizen Monitoring Space for anti-corruption strategy

    ES0055, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  13. Publish open data to promote gender equality policies

    ES0056, 2020, Access to Information

  14. Develop regulation for evaluating public service quality

    ES0057, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  15. Draft Institutional Integrity Framework Programme

    ES0058, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  16. Develop and monitor ICSS platform for citizen feedback and information requests

    ES0059, 2020, Access to Information

  17. Offer electronic administrative services and channels for citizen participation

    ES0060, 2020, E-Government

  18. Improve transparency and accessiblity of open government website

    ES0061, 2020, E-Government

  19. Implement open government training plan for civil servants

    ES0062, 2020, Capacity Building

  20. Publish data on Open Data Website

    ES0063, 2020, Access to Information

  21. Draft Strategic Transparency Plan

    ES0064, 2020, Capacity Building

  22. Draft citizen participation law

    ES0065, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  23. Draft code of ethics for administration

    ES0066, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  24. Improve public access to transparency and open data websites

    ES0067, 2020, Access to Information

  25. Create catalogue of public information for transparency and open data websites

    ES0068, 2020, Access to Information

  26. Strengthen institutional integrity of Murcia region

    ES0069, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  27. Promote youth participation in designing public policies

    ES0070, 2020, E-Government

  28. Preparation and implementation of a Valencian strategy of open data

    ES0071, 2020, Access to Information

  29. Promote citizen participation in developing budgets

    ES0072, 2020, E-Government

  30. Strengthen institutional integrity in Valencia

    ES0073, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  31. Increase citizen participation in designing public services

    ES0074, 2020, Local Commitments

  32. Ensure greater accessibility in participating in public decisions

    ES0075, 2020, E-Government

  33. Improve youth participation in Aragón

    ES0076, 2020, Capacity Building

  34. Increase democratic innovation and participation through LAAAB Space

    ES0077, 2020, E-Government

  35. Improve citizen participation in drafting public policies

    ES0078, 2020, E-Government

  36. Develop transparency training course for civil servants

    ES0079, 2020, Access to Information

  37. Centralize open data catalogues through website

    ES0080, 2020, Access to Information

  38. Create Canary Islands Network of Open Government

    ES0081, 2020, Local Commitments

  39. Publish and encourage use of open data

    ES0082, 2020, Access to Information

  40. Encourage participation of children and teens in Navarra

    ES0083, 2020, Capacity Building

  41. Streamline processing of right to information requests

    ES0084, 2020, Access to Information

  42. Create citizen laboratories for improving public services

    ES0085, 2020, E-Government

  43. Implement electronic processing of conflict of interest reporting

    ES0086, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  44. Open participation channels for citizen evaluation of public services

    ES0087, 2020, Capacity Building

  45. Analyze and simplify regulations on open government

    ES0088, 2020, Local Commitments

  46. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0089, 2020, Capacity Building

  47. Draft and approve law on transparency

    ES0090, 2020, Access to Information

  48. Draft and approve regulations regarding transparency and right to information

    ES0091, 2020, Access to Information

  49. Design online platform for local citizen participation

    ES0092, 2020, E-Government

  50. Design and implement public hearings for matters of general interest

    ES0093, 2020, Local Commitments

  51. Implement indicators to evaluate public policy

    ES0094, 2020, E-Government

  52. Design tools to improve transparency website

    ES0095, 2020, Capacity Building

  53. Ensure clear and transparent communication to citizens

    ES0096, 2020, Capacity Building

  54. Create online catalogue of public information

    ES0097, 2020, E-Government

  55. Draft and approve law on transparency and right to information

    ES0098, 2020, Access to Information

  56. Publish all information related to drafting regulations

    ES0099, 2020, E-Government

  57. Update design of transparency website

    ES0100, 2020, E-Government

  58. Approve regulation related to transparency and open government

    ES0101, 2020, Legislation & Regulation

  59. Training for civil servants on open government principles

    ES0102, 2020, Capacity Building

  60. Raise awareness among civil society on participating in transparency efforts

    ES0103, 2020, Local Commitments

  61. Promote commitment of youth in citizen participation

    ES0104, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  62. Create plan to strengthen the Network of Local Entities in Transparency and Participation

    ES0105, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  63. Creation of an Open Government Forum

    ES0024, 2017, Public Participation

  64. Sectoral Commision on Open Government

    ES0025, 2017, Capacity Building

  65. Local Authorities for Transparency and Citizen Participation

    ES0026, 2017, Access to Information

  66. Open Government Initiatives Abroad

    ES0027, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  67. Participatory Web Space on Open Government

    ES0028, 2017, Capacity Building

  68. Observatory on Participation

    ES0029, 2017, Capacity Building

  69. Participatory Budgeting

    ES0030, 2017, E-Government

  70. Young People in Public Policies

    ES0031, 2017, Capacity Building

  71. Transparency Portal and the Right of Access

    ES0032, 2017, Access to Information

  72. Information Disclosure Program and Its Reuse

    ES0033, 2017, Access to Information

  73. Citizen’S Folder

    ES0034, 2017, E-Government

  74. ARCHIVE System

    ES0035, 2017, Access to Information

  75. Regulations for the Transparency Law

    ES0036, 2017, Access to Information

  76. Expand Economic-Financial Center

    ES0037, 2017, Access to Information

  77. Coordination of the Cadastre and the Land Registry

    ES0038, 2017, Capacity Building

  78. Information on Gender-Based Violence

    ES0039, 2017, Gender

  79. Training of Public Employees

    ES0040, 2017, Capacity Building

  80. Awareness-Raising and Training of Civil Society

    ES0041, 2017, Capacity Building

  81. Education in Open Government

    ES0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  82. Open Justice in Spain

    ES0043, 2017, Access to Information

  83. Transparency Portal

    ES0014, 2014, Access to Information

  84. Spanish Archives Portal, PARES

    ES0015, 2014, E-Government

  85. Open Education Resources

    ES0016, 2014, Education

  86. Accessibility of National Health System Microdata

    ES0017, 2014, Access to Information

  87. Access to and Re-Use of Geographic Information

    ES0018, 2014, Public Participation

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

    ES0019, 2014, Access to Information

  89. Portal of the Administration of Justice

    ES0020, 2014, Access to Information

  90. Starred commitment Greater Control and Transparency in Public Grants

    ES0021, 2014, Civic Space

  91. Creation of the Spanish Council on Drug Dependence

    ES0022, 2014, Health

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

    ES0023, 2014, Environment and Climate

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

    ES0001, 2012, Access to Information

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

    ES0002, 2012, Aid

  95. Law of Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability

    ES0003, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  96. Law Reform Grants

    ES0004, 2012, Civic Space

  97. E-Justice

    ES0005, 2012, E-Government

  98. Promotion of Social Networks to Facilitate Citizen Participation

    ES0006, 2012, E-Government

  99. Publication of Statistical Data on Crime

    ES0007, 2012, E-Government

  100. Review and Regulatory Simplification

    ES0008, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  101. Starred commitment E-Health

    ES0009, 2012, Health

  102. RED System

    ES0010, 2012, E-Government

  103. Streamlining Environmental Assessment Procedures

    ES0011, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  104. Streamlining Procedures for Business Creation

    ES0012, 2012, E-Government

  105. Reduction of Administrative Burdens for Farmers and Ranchers

    ES0013, 2012, Local Commitments

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