The participating countries commit themselves to take initiative, which improve transparency in government and public decision making. They also commit the citizen involvement and dialogue with the local community.

The Danish Government has joined the partnership, and - along with the other participating countries – it has committed itself to implement initiatives for increasing transparency in public decision processes, for citizen participation and dialogue with civil society, for anti-corruption and accountability, and for technology and innovation. Denmark’s participation involves taking new steps to develop a digital government, digital welfare system, and digital democracy by making new technology and media a main driver in the process. The goal is to enable citizens and businesses to access public information and to increase collaboration between the public sector and civil society.

Smart Aarhus plays a key role in the initiative’s open data activities, which is one of the four main pillars in Denmark’s national action plan for the Open Government Partnership.