The Government of Georgia will host the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. The Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for leaders from OGP’s 76 participating countries, local governments, and beyond to exchange ideas on how they are making their governments more transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

Please register for the Global Summit at www.ogpsummit.org and send your questions and/or feedback to summit@opengovpartnership.org.
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Thursday, July 19 • 10:30 - 12:00
How Four OGP Commitments Have Transformed the Relationship between Parliaments and Citizens

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The global trend of opening the parliamentary institutions to citizens has been steadily increasing as citizen’s demand and expect engagement beyond elections. In some countries, giving the public influence in parliamentary processes has resulted in transforming the relationship between parliaments and citizens, requiring the parliament to look beyond party politics and focus on the issues that affect a country's citizens. The idea behind this very practical session is to tell the story of how four OGP commitments in Argentina, Georgia, and Paraguay and Ukraine have enhanced opportunities for citizen engagement both in terms of the quality and quantity of participation.


Julia Keutgen

Technical Advisor, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

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María Baron

Global Executive Director, Directorio Legislativo
María is a journalist with a master’s degree in International Relations from Bologna University, Italy and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the National University of San Martín, Argentina. She won the NDI Democracy Award in 2012. She has worked in numerous organizations that... Read More →
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Giorgi Kldiashvili

Executive Director, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information & OGP Steering Committee Member
Giorgi Kldiashvili is a founding member and Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). He has over six years of experience working on good and democratic governance. Giorgi has been carrying out projects, studies and assessments for different international... Read More →
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Blanca Ovelar

Senator, Cámara de Senadores del Paraguay
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Irina Pruidze

Member of Parliament & Chair of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance, Parliament of Georgia
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Alyona Ivanivna Shkrum

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Ukraine

Thursday July 19, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 GMT+04
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