Scotland engages with OGP as a 'subnational' government

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Scotland, United Kingdom was one of the subnational governments that successfully applied to engage directly with OGP in a pilot ‘pioneer’ program. Participants will receive dedicated assistance and advice from the OGP Support Unit and OGP Steering Committee to develop and fulfill independent open government commitments in action plans, in partnership with civil society organisations. They will actively contribute to peer learning and networking activities with other subnational governments. The commitments and short action plans developed by the pioneers will be assessed by OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). The pilot will give OGP the opportunity to test and assess the IRM’s capacity to act as the accountability mechanism for subnational government participation.

For more details, see
http://www.opengovpartnership.org/node/9043

And there is a Scotland group on the OGP forum:
http://forum.opengovernment.org.uk/groups/opengovscot