Italy was once again elected to the Executive Committee of the Open Government Partnership, being the most voted candidate and winning the seat for Europe. The second consecutive term of office of our country will start from October 2020 and will last three years.
The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative launched in 2011. Currently, 78 countries adhere, which aims to obtain concrete commitments from participating governments in terms of promoting transparency, supporting civic participation, fighting corruption, and disseminating, inside and outside the Public Administration, new technologies in support of innovation.
The Italian success is the result of effective teamwork. The candidature, presented by the Minister of Public Administration Fabiana Dadone, was supported by the international network of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio. The Italian Embassies worked in synergy, promoting our proposal to our foreign interlocutors with targeted actions. The strengths of the Italian agenda on open government issues were highlighted, including initiatives to support participation, interventions for public communication and social media policy, the evaluation of the performance of public authorities, progress on the regulation of stakeholders, simplification in terms of transparency, the organisation of the annual "Open Administration Week".
The result confirms Italy's leading role in multilateralism dedicated to transparency, integrity and anti-corruption and the impact of the legal diplomacy activity carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Actively participating in the definition of global standards for the transparency of administrative action projects our legal system as a model on an international level and helps to eliminate harmful and unjustified stereotypes about our country.