The Minister of Public Administration, Suzana Pribilović, chaired the second session of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Operational Team, which considered the working version of the Draft Action Plan for the relevant areas.

The meeting also agreed on activities aimed at innovating activities proposals, as well as involving the public through public debates and additional consultations.

The Action Plan contains measures and activities in the field of providing public services, public participation, fiscal transparency, public administration integrity, access to information, open data, etc. By the end of the year, Montenegro should develop an action plan that is the most important component of a country’s participation in the OGP initiative.

The new Operational Team, consisting of representatives of the Government at the high managerial level and advisors to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, as well as five representatives of the NGO sector, has the operational and leading role in drafting the Action Plan, while UNDP representatives in Montenegro provide expert support for drafting the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.

Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a voluntary international initiative launched in 2011, which promotes multilateral cooperation, supports and promotes the development of openness, transparency and accountability of the administration through open cooperation between representatives of the state administration, primarily with civil society, but also with other segments of the society, with the aim of promoting and increasing transparency, combating corruption and actively involving and strengthening the participation of citizens and the civil sector in the creation of public policies. Montenegro joined the OGP on February 13, 2012, and signed the declaration on the open government as a participating country.