Pioneers are individuals - legislators, staff and Civil Society representatives - who lead efforts to promote Parliamentary Openness around the world. They are the voices sharing knowledge, advocating for changes in law and policies and helping unlock resources to open legislatures.

Parliamentary Leadership Council

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 an OGP 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.


See Faces of Open Government to know the pioneers pushing for openness beyond the legislative branch.