How can institutions better leverage public communication to strengthen democracies and trust in government?
Launched in 2019, the OECD Public Communication Network (PCN) is a sub-group of the OECD’s Working Party on Open Government. It was formed as a platform to steer international dialogue, facilitate multi-lateral cooperation and promote a more citizen-centered and effective use of the public communication function as an instrument of policy-making and open government. It aims to expand knowledge and evidence on emerging public communication issues and practices, while supporting the development of capacity and competencies needed to succeed in a changing communication landscape. The PCN includes officials in charge of whole-of-government public communication working within centres of government (i.e. the highest level of the executive – President or Prime Minister’s Office) in OECD member and non-member countries. Communicators from health and environment ministries and agencies are also included, given the focus of current and previous projects. The Group also includes a variety of non-governmental stakeholders who share similar objectives and values, including from academic institutions, civil society organizations, and representatives of the private sector.
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