International initiatives

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched in 2011 as an international platform to support participating countries in making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to the needs of their citizens. The national action plans call for governments and civil society to work together in order to achieve significant development in the area of open government.

At the 2016 Paris summit (7-9 December 2016), OpenCoesione was among the initiatives held up as an example of the real impact of open government.

The 2016-2018 Third National Action Plan for open government was approved on 20 September 2016 following a public consultation. OpenCoesione is a part of the Plan with the OpenCoesione Plus action, more information on which is available here.

Italy’s Action Plans for the years 2012-2015, including progress made, evaluations and case studies, are available here, along with additional information on the OGP in Italy.


The first edition of the OG Awards dedicated to Citizen Engagement was held in July 2014, and Italy placed fourth out of 33 participating countries, with the joint entry of OpenCoesione and Monithon being chosen by public selection. See the OpenCoesione-Monithon pledge to the 2014 OG Awards, their application, and a brief video presentation.



At the OG Awards ceremony held on 24 September during an event organised within the scope of the Open Government Partnership at the UN headquarters in New York, alongside the 69th UN General Assembly, OpenCoesione and Monithon received the Silver Award.




The G8 Open Data Charter was signed by the leaders of the G8 on 18 June 2013. The Open Data Charter establishes certain strategic principles such as that of open data by default, the increased quality and ease of reuse of data with the fundamental goals of improving government action and promoting innovation. Here is the G8 Open Data Action Plan for Italy, which features a box dedicated to OpenCoesione.