The drafting process of the 4th national Action Plan for Open Government 2019-2021

Incontro OGP del 23 gennaio 2019

Italy is drafting its 4th national Action Plan for Open Government as a result of its participation in the OGP.

After the preliminary meetings with the administrations and CSOs involved in the Open Government Forum, back in June and July 2018, we were able to collect the first proposals for commitments to be included in the Plan.

The Minister for Public Administration, Giulia Bongiorno, convened the Institutional Working Group on 19 November 2018, gathering representatives from central administrations, the main public agencies, Regional and Municipal authorities. The Working Group started discussing the possible commitments for the new Action Plan taking into account the proposals coming from civil society. The second meeting of the Working Group was held on 8 January 2019.

List of Administrations involved in the 4th national Action Plan for Open Government 2019-2021

  1. AGCOM – Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni
  2. Agenzia dei beni confiscati
  3. Agenzia del Demanio
  4. Agenzia delle Dogane
  5. Agenzia delle Entrate
  6. AgiD – Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale
  7. ANAC – Autorità Nazionale Anticorruzione
  8. ANCI – Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani
  9. Camera dei Deputati
  10. Comune di Milano
  11. Comune di Roma
  12. Conferenza delle Regioni e delle Province autonome
  13. CONSIP – Centrale acquisti della PA
  14. Corte dei Conti
  15. Dipartimento Casa Italia – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  16. Dipartimento della funzione pubblica – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  17. Dipartimento della gioventù e del servizio civile nazionale – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  18. Dipartimento per gli affari regionali e le autonomie – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  19. Dipartimento per la programmazione e il coordinamento della politica economica – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  20. Dipartimento per le pari opportunità – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  21. Dipartimento per le politiche della famiglia – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  22. Dipartimento per le politiche di coesione – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  23. Dipartimento per le politiche europee – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  24. Dipartimento per le riforme istituzionali – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  25. Dipartimento per l’informazione e l’editoria – Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  26. Garante per la protezione dei dati personali
  27. INAIL – Istituto Nazionale per l’Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro
  28. INPS – Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale
  29. ISPRA – Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca ambientale
  30. ISTAT – Istituto Nazionale di Statistica
  31. Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale
  32. Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali
  33. Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali
  34. Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare
  35. Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze
  36. Ministero dell’Interno
  37. Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca
  38. Ministero della Difesa
  39. Ministero della Giustizia
  40. Ministero della Salute
  41. Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti
  42. Ministero delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali e del Turismo
  43. Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
  44. Regione Emilia Romagna
  45. Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia
  46. Regione Liguria
  47. Regione Lombardia
  48. Regione Marche
  49. Regione Puglia
  50. Regione Sardegna
  51. Regione Veneto
  52. Senato della Repubblica
  53. SOGEI – Società Generale d’Informatica
  54. Team per la Trasformazione Digitale
  55. UNIONCAMERE – Unione italiana delle Camere di commercio, industria, artigianato e agricoltura
  56. UPI – Unione Province d’Italia

The Open Government Forum of civil society was convened by Minister Bongiorno on 28 November 2018. The meeting, attended by the Minister herself, provided an opportunity to discuss the issues of transparency, participation, accountability and innovation and present the drafting process of the 4th Action Plan. The CSOs involved in the Forum were encouraged to submit additional proposals for the Plan.
On 23 January 2019, meetings of the Thematic Working Groups (transparency and open data, participation and accountability, innovation and digital skills) were held at the Department for Public Administration and were attended by representatives of public administrations and civil society.

The OGP Team Italy proposed10 thematic macro areas to systematize the suggestions coming from civil society and help public administrations outline their final proposals:

  1. Open Data
  2. Transparency
  3. Register of beneficial owners
  4. Support to participation
  5. Regulating access of stakeholders to decision-makers in PA
  6. Culture of open government
  7. Corruption prevention
  8. Simplification
  9. Digital services
  10. Digital citizenship and skills

Working Groups provided the setting for public administrations and civil society to discuss the commitments to be included under the macro areas.

In February, public administrations will have to decide on the commitments they are going to focus on, present them at the international level and draft the preliminary version of the Action Plan to be shared with the OGP Support Unit for review.

Between 11 and 17 March 2019, during the Open Gov Week, we will open a one-month public consultation on the draft 4th Action Plan on the website

The Plan will be finalized by April 2019, after having analyzed the outcome of the public consultation and with the submission of the final draft of the Plan. Implementation will start in May. At the same time, the Plan and the outcome of the consultation will be published.
The drafting process aims at producing an ambitious and strategic Plan, with a limited number of commitments as recommended by the OGP, using an open and participatory approach. The final document will have to match the suggestions coming from civil society within the Open Government Forum and the possibility for administrations to take their proposals and translate them into realistic, feasible and tangible commitments. The participatory process underpinning the 4th Action Plan for Open Government will not end when the document is finalized but will continue throughout the implementation phase with the possibility for civil society to monitor and assess the process thanks to a dedicated tool available at and through the organization of a Forum of coordinators for each commitment in the Plan.

Pic by Raffaele Paciello‏