OGP GLOBAL SUMMIT KOREA 2021

The 2021 OGP Global Summit will be held from
December 15-17, 2021 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The 2021 OGP Global Summit will mark OGP's 10th anniversary and will provide a meaningful platform
to build a stronger global movement for open government and democracy,
galvanize the open government community with fresh energy,
and reaffirm OGP members' commitments to open government.

Event
2021 OGP Global Summit
Date
12.15.2021 - 12.17.2021(3 days)
Venue
Coex, Seoul and virtual
Participants
High level government officials, civil society leaders, and other representatives from OGP’s 78 member countries and 76 local members.
Theme
Civic Space and Public Participation, Anti-corruption, Inclusive Digital Innovation
Program
Opening Plenary, Thematic Plenaries,
Regional Sessions, Thematic Sessions, etc.
Format
Hybrid event held both virtually and in-person
Hosted by

Call-to-Action

In 2021, the Korean government and civil society co-chair, Maria Baron,
launched a global call-to-action to urge all OGP members
to co-create and implement ambitious commitments
on civic space and public participation, anti-corruption, and inclusive digital innovation
to tackle the systematic weaknesses in our societies that for too long have held too many back.

Open Renewal represents an inclusive recovery from the pandemic and the creation
of a better world for everyone based on the values of open government.

Civic Space and Public Participation

The fight to strengthen civic freedoms, democratic accountability, access to information,
and all the other structures that allow citizens to participate freely in public life,
has been at the heart of OGP since it launched in 2011.
However, the global pandemic has been affecting these structures for civic space and public participation.

As co-chairs, we would like to encourage OGP member countries to facilitate citizens’ engagement in policy-making,
and pursue recovery from COVID-19 and to prosperity through citizen participation.

See how you can take action here.

Anti-Corruption

Open budgets, open contracts, and beneficial ownership transparency are vital to ensure stimulus
and safety net funding reaches those most in need. These activities should be global norms in a post-pandemic world.

We would like to ask all OGP leaders to lead the way in strengthening public-civil society partnership
to ensure public money is spent to improve the lives of citizens.

See how you can take action here.

Inclusive Digital Innovation

Since its founding, OGP has looked to emerging technologies to help open up government.
We intend to build on the progress made thus far and maximize the potential of digital technologies
to further advance democracy, while safeguarding against digital threats.

To this end, we would like to promote inclusive digital innovation to bridge the digital divide
and embrace disadvantaged communities while continuing opening up high-demand public data.

See how you can take action here.

Previous OGP Global Summits

2012
OGP Global
Summit

Date
April 17 – 18, 2012
Venue
Brasilia, Brazil
Theme
Information Accessibility, Provision of Public Services, Open Data, Fiscal Transparency, etc.
Participants
3 Heads of State, 12 Ministers, 400+ attendees

2013
OGP Global
Summit

Date
October 31 – November 1, 2013
Venue
London, United Kingdom
Theme
Open Data, Government Integrity, Fiscal Transparency, Empowering Citizens, Natural Resource Transparency
Participants
3 Heads of State, 30 Ministers, 1,500 attendees

2015
OGP Global
Summit

Date
October 27 – 29, 2015
Venue
Mexico City, Mexico
Theme
11 themes including Access to Information, Access to Justice, and Civic Space
Participants
3 Heads of State, 41 Ministers, 2,000 attendees

2016
OGP Global
Summit

Date
December 7 – 9, 2016
Venue
Paris, France
Theme
12 themes including Civic Tech and Participatory Tools; Open Parliament; Digital and Development
Participants
3 Heads of State, 70 Ministers, 13 Local Leaders or Ministers, 2,500 attendees

2018
OGP Global
Summit

Date
July 17 – 19, 2018
Venue
Tbilisi, Georgia
Theme
Civic Engagement, Anti-Corruption, Public Service Delivery
Participants
5 Heads of State, 54 Ministers, 10 Local Leaders or Ministers, 2,270 attendees

2019
OGP Global
Summit

Date
May 29 – 31, 2019
Venue
Ottawa, Canada
Theme
Participation, Inclusion, Impact, and Open
Participants
80+ Ministers and high level representatives, 2,600 attendees, etc.

Logo

The logo is inspired by Korea's traditional window design and embodies the meaning of an "invitation" and "a window through which we view the world"
where OGP's core values of transparency, participation, inclusivity, and accountability are relished.