Milan to welcome delegates from 28 countries.
The second European Open Government Leaders' Forum, starting on 5 February in Milan’s Base conference centre, will mark the start of a week-long programme of events across the country dealing with transparency in public administration.
Seminars, hackathons, debates, webinars and other public events will promote the culture of transparency, participation and accountability, primarily in the civil service, but also across the whole of society.
Delegates up to ministerial level from 28 European nations will take part in the opening forum on how to improve public governance.
A prime target of the forum is to meet the objectives of the third national action-plan for implementing the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative to achieve concrete results in transparency, participation and civic activism.
The detailed programme of the day’s themes and speakers is on this page of the Milan city hall website. Members of the public can register on the event website with no charge to take part in the opening sessions.