OECD international forum on open government

At OECD in Paris, Prospex calls for showcasing engagement with citizens

At the OECD 2014 Open Government Conference in Paris, Prospex’s managing director Dr. Marc Gramberger addressed the audience with a call for governments to showcase effective engagement with citizens and all stakeholders. “Governments should not be shy”, he said, “but dare to enable real exchange”. Framework conditions, such as laws for access to information and accountability are important – yet, open government needs to manifest itself in visible engagement. OECD Secretary-General, José Ángel Gurria stated: “The challenge is no longer the question whether citizens can make highly valuable contributions – this is clear. The question is how to make this happen.“

Dr. Marc Gramberger is the author of the official OECD Handbook Citizens As Partners, a landmark publication on involving stakeholders in policy-making.

Watch the video of his contribution at the OECD International Forum on Open Government by clicking HERE.”

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