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“Open Government, Engaged Citizens”

A learn-and-show initiative to push for Open Government Partnership reform

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The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. Since its launch in 2011, OGP has grown from 8 countries to 65 participating countries. 

What is unique to OGP is that it brings together engagement and action from governments and civil society alike. Western Balkan countries are members of this initiative . Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro joined the OGP in December 2012, whilst Serbia joined in April 2013. All four signatory countries are currently preparing and/or implementing their National Action Plans 2014-2016. 
In June 2014, Kosovo made a commitment to join the OGP, and in September 2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina became the latest signatory country of the OGP, currently developing the Action Plan.

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The idea to have a regional event came from the “Advocacy for Open Government” project. The project aims to foster inclusive, accountable and transparent governance and policymaking through enhanced civil society expertise and strengthened dialogue and structures for dialogue between civil society and government within the framework of the Open Government Partnership. The project is funded by European Union under the Budget line(s): 22.020701 - Regional and Horizontal Programmes / Reference: EuropeAid/132438/C/ACT/Multi. 
The project is coordinated by PASOS Network (http://pasos.org/) and implemented by seven (7) CSOs in Western Balkan Countries.