Hungary decided to join OGP


In the fall of 2011, EMLA approached a few CSOs and suggested to turn jointly to the Government of Hungary to find out whether Hungary is willing to join the Open Government Partnership launched by President Obama. The inquiry letter was followed by a personal meeting in May with the representatives of the Ministry of Justice who demonstrated their willingness to cooperate and confirmed that Hungary would join the OGP. They also infromed that the preparation of the national commitments will involve civil society. The Government announced the joining in July parallel to which environmental CSOs participating in the process communicated their suggestions for the national commitments.