The following are the three principle methods of OPeN participation


Partnership

The partners of OPeN consist of international organizations who have a demonstrated commitment to providing support for legislative openness in multiple countries.  The members have indicated their intended specific contributions to advance parliamentary openness and, both internationally and closely within specific countries.

  • Directorio Legislativo

  • Latin American Legislative Transparency Network

  • National Democratic Institute

  • OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

  • ParlAmericas

  • Westminster Foundation for Democracy


Parliamentary Leadership Committee

OPeN provides a platform for parliamentarians who have championed the issue of legislative openness through serving on the Parliamentary Leadership Council. The leadership council consists of current or former members of parliament, senators, or key staff members (such as secretaries general) with substantive expertise in advancing open parliament commitments in national action plans or Open Parliament Plans (OPP). The members of OPeN draw on members of the Parliamentary Leadership Council to provide technical expertise to interested parliaments.  

  • Member of Parliament Randy Boissonnault (Canada)

  • Member of Parliament Paula Forteza (France)

  • Member of Parliament Paulina Nunez (Chile)

  • Senator Blanca Ovelar (Paraguay)

  • Member of Parliament Irina Pruidze (Georgia)


membership

Parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs) or civil society organizations (CSOs) who are working on issues of parliamentary openness as a member of the OPeN community are welcome to participate in the Consortium. The following PMOs have expressed a commitment to the Declaration on Legislative Openness and have had a track record of constructive engagement on these issues.


Interested?

Interested parliaments, MPs, PMOs or civil society organizations that have an interest in working with the Consortium to advance the shared goal of legislative openness—either by receiving or providing technical assistance on these issues—should feel free to contact the Consortium through any of the participating member organizations or by contacting openparlnetwork@gmail.com.