Scotland’s Open Government are running idea generation public workshops (5 topics around climate, data & digital, financial transparency, participation & democracy, and health & social care), which will be fed into Scotland’s Open Government National Action Plan. These will be held at the end of July 2021. Application form:

Are you based in Scotland and interested in understanding and changing how Government works? The Scottish Government is working with civil society to write a new National Action Plan for Open Government. In five idea generation events in July, a broadly representative group of volunteers will help shape the new plan with their ideas and ambitions on making Government policy more open, transparent, ethical, participative, and accountable. You can be one of them! This is a chance for you to get your ideas heard- you don’t need to know about the topic as there will be a short presentation on what’s happened so far.

What is Open Government in Scotland? Watch this short film here

What: Scotland Open Government National Action Plan, idea generation workshops

Location: Online via Zoom

Organisers: Scotland Open Government Partnership, Democratic Society


  • Climate: 20 July, 18.30 – 21.00, all ages welcome

  • Health & social care: 20 July, 09.30 – 12.00, all ages welcome

  • Participation & democracy: 29 July, 18.30 – 21.00, all ages welcome

  • Financial transparency: 29 July, 09.30 – 12.00, all ages welcome

  • Digital & data: 30 July, 09.30 – 12.00, all ages welcome

  • Special idea generation workshop for young people under 18, covering all 5 themes: 30 July, 14.00-15.30

Application form:

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