Why the EU should join the Open Government Partnership

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The cornerstones of the OGP (openness, transparency, accountability and civic participation) are major challenges facing the European Union today, which is not yet a member of the partnership. Commitments have been made by EU leaders towards open, participatory and accountable EU governance, but implementation has often been incomplete or not communicated in a meaningful way to the general public. Also, the structures and processes within the EU institutions are difficult for citizens to understand, and there is a widespread perception of a lack of transparency and accountability. At the same time, there have been a number of important reform processes on EU-level, first and foremost the transparency initiative of the EU Commission. Calls for more transparency, accountability and openness of the EU decision-making process keep getting louder, particularly in light of the current Brexit debates. Taking this fact into consideration, it seems high time for the EU to reclaim its position as a leader in the area of transparency, openness and accountability and join the OGP. Keywords: OGP, EU, transparency, accountability, civic participation
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