Open Government

Finland joined the Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP) in April 2013. The OGP was launched in New York on the 29th of November 2011. The global OGP-initiative aims at promoting more transparent, effective and accountable public administration. The goal is to develop dialogue between citizens and administration and to enhance citizen engagement. The OGP aims at concrete commitments from participating countries to promote transparency, to fight corruption, to citizen participation and to the use of new technologies.

To join Finland delivered a national action plan on how to reach the targets. The action plan will be drafted by engaging citizens and civil society organisations. The Finnish Ministry of Finance has set up a co-operation project to draft the national action plan and to dialogue and engage citizens and civil society organizations. The first self-assessment of the current action plan has been made and delivered to the OGP in September 2014 and simultaneously Finland has began drafting the second action plan.

Open Government partnership: Finland’s self-assessment report

The self-assessment report's purpose  is to discuss the process how Finland joined the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative, how Finland drafted and implemented its national Action Plan, and the main results, challenges and forthcoming activities related to the Action Plan.

Further information

Open Government Action Plan 2015-2017
Shared principles of Open Government
Open Government Partnership
OGP: Finland
Open Government Partnership in Finland
2013-2014 Progress Report: Finland
Independent Reporting Mechanism: Finland Progress Report 2013-2014

Handbook on Open Government

Cover sheet
1. Legal background
2. Methods of consultation
i. Groups
3. Methods of consultation
ii. Individuals
4. Methods of consultation
iii. Families
5. Levels of inclusiveness
6. Consultation according to age and level of development
7. Different needs to be taken into account in the consultation process
8. Digital methods of consultation
9. Evaluation of effects on children
10. Evaluation process
11. Forms and levels of interactiveness
12. Timeliness of the consultation process
13. Evaluation and quality of the consultation process
14. Disseminating information about the outcomes of consultations

Contact information

Financial Councellor 
Katju Holkeri 
tel. 358 2955 30087

Ministerial Adviser 
Johanna Nurmi 
tel.  358 2955 30171

Ministerial Adviser
Arja Terho
tel. 358 2955 30235