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Deputy PM Ana Birchall – at European Open Government Leaders’ Forum in Milan

Deputy Prime Minister for Implementing Romania’s Strategic Partnerships Ana Birchall will participated on Monday in the European Open Government Leaders’ Forum, an event organised on the first day of the Open Government Week in Italy, a press release issued by the Government on Sunday informs.

According to the quoted source the Forum will reunite political decision factors, high representatives, experts and representatives of the civil society throughout Europe in order to discuss the role of the civic participation for e better elaboration of public policies, the improvement of the governance systems in public administration and the use of new technologies in order to strengthen the governing act and the dialogue with citizens, mainly through setting up and implementing policies in the open public data domain.

The debate will also focus on reaffirming political support for open governing and the intensification of efforts worldwide so as to enhance political commitment in public policies specific to open governance.

The Open Government Partnership is an international agreement which aims at the governments’ involvement in promoting transparency and using new technologies so as to strengthen the governance act and the dialogue with citizens. Romania’s Government adhered to this initiative in 2011 and in April 2012 it approved, through a Memorandum, Romania’s participation in the Open Government Partnership. Starting with August 2015, Romania became member of the OGP Steering Committee for a three-year period, the Executive mentions.

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