Disinformation workshop - THIS FRIDAY, SEPT 10th @ 2PM

Hi all

Hope you are well.

The Disinformation workshop to help develop a commitment for inclusion in the UK National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government will take place:

Friday, September 10th, from 2 pm to 3 pm.

If you wish to attend and have not registered, please complete this form or message me so I can send you an invitation.

The meeting will bring together civil society with government representatives from Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCSM) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), alongside the Cabinet Office who lead the development of the NAP within government.

The aim is to co-create a commitment (or commitments) for the next (fifth) National Action Plan for Open Government. You can see the last (current) National Action Plan here.

National Action Plans or NAPs must be completed every two years by countries who are members of the Open Government Partnership. This is a global movement of 78 countries and 76 local governments, all of whom have signed a declaration to make governments more accountable, transparent and participatory.

The NAP turns the principles of open government into measurable action. They are independently assessed too.

Below is a list of civil society attendees subscribed so far.

Please invite others by asking them to complete this form or forwarding on this email encouraging them to notify me as soon as possible. If you could also retweet this, that would be great.

The success of the NAP process is intrinsically linked to the quality and diversity of involvement from civil society so please look for gaps (maybe those impacted by this commitment) and encourage your networks to get involved.

Finally, thank you again for being involved in this! Open government matters more than ever.

Best wishes,


Alice Lilly Institute for Government
mike Kiely The Bit Commons
Katharine Dommett The University of Sheffield
Julian Tait Open Data Manchester CIC
Bryan Randall
Ben Worthy Birkbeck
Glen Tarman Full Fact
Kevin Keith UK Open Government Network
Gavin Freeguard UK Open Government Network
Jessica Blair ERS
Rebekah Wilson Local Government Association
Francis Shennan Francis Shennan, Writer & Journalist
Sarah Markham SPNFT
Elma Publish what you fund
Daniel Aldridge BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ilaria Fevola ARTICLE 19
Simon Briscoe Various
susan dolan The Peoples Hub
Kim Barker Open University