The main goal of the project was to increase the awareness and capability of Estonian local governments for implementing open, transparent and engaging governance.
To attain this goal we created and activated a network of front rank local governments who, in close cooperation with local civic organizations, elaborated certain principles of open government for local governments and designed concrete action plans based on them. The concrete activities of open governance were included into the action plans of 8 local governments and their implementation has been started.
As a summing up activity the international forum of Open Government Partnership for Local Governments took place where all participated local governments and also international partners, guests shared their experiences and practices.
The participants of project and forum have declared that their awareness about open governance and its importance has increased and they have gained new practical knowledge and inspiration how to implement it in their communities. The participants also admitted that their motivation for community collaboration has been increased.
The video clip “How to make local life better with open governance”