Steering Group meeting to discuss draft commitments for action plan

The next Steering Group meeting of the civil society and government representatives will be held on Thursday 4th October, 1.30pm - 3pm in Edinburgh. Venue: Hemma (73 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU).

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the potential draft commitments that have been developed from what we heard during the public engagement and discussions. As secretariat, we will be asking members to consider any gaps, and the ambitiousness and transformative potential of the commitments, as well as where civil society and government can work toegther in implementation and delivery over the next two years. We will share comments from the discussions, to be refined before submitting for sign off from the Scottish Cabinet at end of October.

The meeting will be held in a publicly open venue and we welcome any of you as observors to attend.

We are going to web-stream some snippets from the event and with members, and will share a note of the meeting afterwards, including comments and feedback on the commitments for the action plan.

Please let us know if you plan to come along and have any accessibility queries as we’re currently planning on using the upstairs space - drop us a line at or on 0131 244 7963.

You can see a list of Steering Group members here along with the minutes of the first meeting:

The Secretariat, Open Government Team - The Scottish Government

Thanks Niamh

Can I suggest we web stream the whole event. Thanks.

Apologies for this meeting.

Best wishes,

Pam Maxwell.

Hi we don’t have the necessary equiment or facilities to do that in place yet as we’re still working on it. We’ll be filming at least the opening remarks and some snippets to upload on YouTube as a first test, and wil post a link along with a write up and formal minute of the event.


Thanks Niamh

In the spirit of co-creation SCVO can arrange and deliver the live-streaming for the session if that’s acceptable to everyone. The venue is Hemma and we have the necessary equipment and training to make this work.

Can I also check if there is an agenda / papers now ready for the steering group meeting next week. Thanks in advance.

Hi all.

Here’s the agenda and attendee list for the Steering Group meeting next week - and the papers are currenty out to steering group members for amendment and comment so we’ll publish as soon as we can. OGP Steering Group - Agenda - 4 Oct 2018 - draft.docx (20.9 KB)

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