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International Healthy Cities Conference 2018

Monday 1st October
See programme for details
See website for details

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Do you love where you live? Come along to a workshop on Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands area!

Wednesday 3rd October
Magilligan Field Centre, Seacoast Road, Limavady
Free

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Grass Roots AGM 2018

Saturday 6th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast
Free

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Harvest Month

Saturday 13th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Adult £5.90, Child £2.95

Autumn tales at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Saturday 13th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
£5 per child; £1 per accompanying adult

Clearance of Pine & Rhododendron

Sunday 14th October
Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve, near Maghera, Co Londonderry
Free

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Overhead and Underfoot – The Second World War Legacies around the Lough

Tuesday 16th October
The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim
Free

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Creating active and liveable environments – Enhancing the interface between research, policy and practice

Thursday 18th October

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City2Sea: Pathways for Litter Conference

Monday 22nd October
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
See registration form above for details

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Open Government Network NI

NIOGN

The Northern Ireland Open Government Network is an alliance of individual citizens and representatives of voluntary/community organisations with the following vision:

“To contribute to delivering more open, transparent and accountable government that empowers citizens to shape decisions that impact on their lives.”

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Purpose

The purpose of the network is to actively engage a broad and diverse group of citizens and organisations in advocating for more open government in Northern Ireland. In association with the global Open Government Partnership initiative, the Network aims to contribute to broadening participation in government; increasing transparency and the availability of, and access to, data; enhancing accountability; improving policy making; delivering better service provision and increasing confidence in government. The Network aims to work in genuine collaboration with the Northern Ireland Executive and government Departments.

Background

In May 2014, Building Change Trust began exploring the viability of establishing an Open Government Network in Northern Ireland. Following a piece of exploratory research and a series of events the Northern Ireland Open Government Network was established in November 2014. Members then engaged in a facilitated action–planning process and elected a temporary steering committee to serve until the end of the year. The Building Change Trust committed to fund the network’s activity for an initial 24 month period starting from July 2015. Additionally the Northern Ireland Environment Link was appointed to act as Secretariat for the NIOGN during this period, following an open tender process.

Getting Involved

Those interested in becoming a member of the network should lodge an expression of interest with the NIOGN secretariat. Forms can be accessed here. Please download and complete the form, and send it via e–mail to: jonathan@nienvironmentlink.org

The best way to get involved in the activities of the NIOGN is to sign up to the UK Open Government Forum, and to the specific Northern Ireland mailing list. This blog provides regular progress updates, news and notes of meetings, and points of view from members of the Open Government Network, as well as relevant links and events. To sign up, please click here.

Follow us on Twitter here.

Visit the UK Open Government Network website here.

NI Open Government Pioneers Project

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The NI Open Government Network is working in partnership with networks in England, Scotland and Wales to build the capacity of citizens and civil society to use open government approaches to progress the Sustainable Development Goals.

It will aim to secure government actions and commitments at the devolved UK nation level by mobilising civil society and citizens using open government approaches.

For more information on the NI Open Government Pioneers Project, please click here.

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