The Scottish Government and CoSLA co-produced this commitment for the Open Government Action Plan with representatives from the Open Government Partnership civil society network. Our civil society representatives formally nominated onto the Open Government Partnership civil society network on 22 June 2021. Details can be found on the Scottish Open Government Network website.
Officials from the Scottish Government set up an introductory meeting with representatives from civil society and with CoSLA on 20 July 2021.
On 30 July 2021, there was an online public Idea Generation Workshop for the Data Commitment for Scotland’s Open Government Action Plan 2021, facilitated by DemSoc. You can view the outputs of this workshop here. As part of this event, Scottish Government officials prepared a presentation on their thoughts on the data commitment, which was shared with civil society representatives and CoSLA in advance of the workshop.
Following the workshop, a small short-life workgroup was set up between Scottish Government officials, civil society members and CoSLA. The group met on 10 August 2021, 23 August 2021 and 2 September 2021. There were also a series of informal conversations between Scottish Government officials and civil society.
The purpose of the meetings were to collaboratively draft the commitment, to share and shape ideas, and to ensure that proposals considered open government principles. Our civil society representatives sought views from wider civil society membership via a Slack group. Within the meetings, the group worked collaboratively and iteratively to draft the data commitment, using a shared drive.
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