Madrid, 30 April 2014 – Access Info Europe is coordinating a panel on ‘Open Government: standards and indicators for measuring progress’, as part of the Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting in Europe, which will take place in Dublin on 8 and 9 May.

Effectively measuring and evaluating open government has been a challenge for the OGP since its launch in 2011. Proposals such as the Open Government Standards, the Open Government Guide, and other initiatives and instruments have aimed to provide benchmarks and guidance for the evaluation of national action plan commitments.

What are the current guidelines and standards for measuring open government? How can these help OGP members develop action plans? What should the next steps be in standards development? These are some of the questions that will be answered by the panel speakers, who include:

– Helen Darbishire, Executive Director of Access Info Europe

– Alan Hudson, from Global Integrity

– Maya Forstater, from the Open Government Guide

– Pichiu Radu, State Secretary, Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Romania

– Gjergji Vurmo, Independent Reporting Mechanism Evaluator for Albania

The panel will be held on May 8, from 11:30 to 13:00. All the information about the Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting is available here.

You can find out more about the Open Government Partnership, and Access Info Europe’s work on open government, including the Open Government Standards, here.


For more information, please contact:

Victoria Anderica | Access Info Europe +34 913 656 558