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France becomes 64th country to join the Open Government Partnership

OGP - At the Paris Conference on Open Data and Open Government, Minister Marylise Lebranchu today announced that France is to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP). 

France becomes the 64th country to join OGP, which now represents over 2 billion people around the world. This milestone now means that all G7 countries, except Germany and Japan, are part of OGP. Already a world leader in open data, France launched its open data portal, data.gouv.fr, in December 2011, allowing public services to publish their own data. In December 2013, a new version of this portal was launched which adds a social and collaborative dimension by opening up to citizens contributions. It now also allows civil society organizations to enhance, modify and interpret data with a view to co-produce information of general interest.