Luxembourg joins the Open Government Partnership
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel participated on 7 December 2016 in the Summit of the Open Government Partnership in Paris. The Prime Minister handed over the letter of intent of the Government of Luxembourg to join the Open Government Partnership to President Hollande of France, Co-chair of the OGP. Prime Minister Bettel highlighted that his Government had inscribed the principles enshrined in the Open Government Declaration in its programme for 2013 to 2018, and is particularly mindful in its daily work of the importance of openness of government, transparency and citizen engagement.
Luxembourg will now launch a broad consultation process with civil society to develop an action plan that will further advance transparency, accountability, participation of civil society and technological innovation.
The OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Since then, OGP has grown from 8 countries to some 70 countries in which government and civil society are working together to develop and implement ambitious open government reforms.