Here you can find the working documents from civil society
involved in Ireland’s Open Government Partnership

As it developed an Irish Action Plan (NAP) the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (D/PER), with input from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government,  engaged in extensive consultations with external stakeholders from civil society.

Players from civil society got involved in the OGP process between July and September 2013 when three consultation meetings took place. A report detailing proposals from civil society arose from the OGP consultation meetings. From this point on, active citizens and NGO actors got involved in the discussion on how to create an impressive OGP Action Plan, all the while aiming to incorporate OGP’s core ideas of transparency, accountability, citizen participation and technology and innovation.

From February 06 to April 01, 2014, seven Civil Society Forum meetings took place to discuss issues surrounding the first NAP as well as documentation attached to it. Anyone could join the meetings and offer expertise on various action points within each of the four NAP drafts that were submitted to civil society by the D/PER.

From February 02 to April 10, 2014, nine Joint Working Group Meetings took place to allow members of civil society and government representatives to work collaboratively on developing Ireland’s first OGP National Action Plan.

On this page, there is a documents trail relating to Ireland’s OGP journey from the announced commitment to joining the OGP to the publication of the nation’s first Draft OGP Action Plan.