Implementation of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the OGP Initiative in the Republic of Croatia for the period up to 2020

Bearing in mind the many benefits that the application of open government standards brings to citizens, primarily through the improvement of public service provision, greater accessibility of state administration bodies and ultimately greater public trust as key factors of sustainable economic and social development, but also taking into account the need for continuous exchange and mutual support among the countries participating in this global initiative, the Government of the Republic of Croatia is determined to continue with the implementation of the Open Government Partnership Initiative in the Republic of Croatia.

Taking into account previous experiences and lessons learned, in 2016 Croatia started the drafting of the third Action plan for implementation of the Open Government Partnership Initiative in the Republic of Croatia. The Action Plan was developed in cooperation with a wide range of stakeholders from various sectors and based on a wide public debate.

The Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs organized two rounds of public consultation on the draft Action Plan, and a series of working meetings were held. The meetings were attended by representatives of the Council of the Open Government Partnership Initiative, as well as representatives of state administration bodies and civil society organizations. In addition, the priorities of the Action Plan were presented at a public conference "Partnership for an Open Croatia" held in May 2017 in Zagreb. During the year 2018 two sessions of the Council of the Open Government Partnership Initiative were held while at the 3rd session of the Council, held in August 2018, the final proposal of the Action Plan for the implementation of the Open Government Partnership Initiative for the period up to 2020 has been established.

The Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Open Government Partnership for the period up to 2020 at a session held on 20 December 2018. The new Action Plan envisages the implementation of 15 measures and 48 implementation activities that will be implemented by 30 August 2020 in 5 key areas:
  • Transparency,
  • Openness,
  • Participation by citizens/civil society in processes of forming, implementing and monitoring public,
  • Open Government Partnership at the local and regional levels;
  • Sustainability of the OGP Initiative.