Please find below a statement for your organisation to sign onto about the lack of a UK Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) , led by the UK Open Government Network.
Please read the Statement and Add Your Organisation’s name before 5pm GMT, Tuesday 28th May: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1trDFfqC5DWmeKjd0-99Hmnn89iebSnFot1faobBwGXE/edit?usp=sharing
Assuming there is no published NAP, we will publish our statement on the morning of the Summit in Ottawa (29th May). The statement calls for the NAP to be published, for there to be a high-level commitment made to open government more generally, and for government to work closely with civil society. As you may know, the NAP has been seriously delayed - the UK missed the original OGP deadline and this is the second OGP Summit without a UK NAP - on top of many examples of backsliding on open government across government departments.
We have also drafted another statement in case the NAP is published just before the Summit - with many of the same messages. This will be signed by the ‘Open Government Network’.
We are looking to get as many organisations working on opengov, transparency, participation, and accountability signed up to this statement as possible! So please also forward this email to your networks.