The Xarxa de Governs Oberts de Catalunya (XGOC), formerly the Xarxa de Governs Transparents de Catalunya (XGT), is a stable collaboration framework created in 2015 in order to facilitate compliance with Law 19/2014, of 29 of December, on transparency, access to public information and good governance, to the more than 2,200 entities that make up the local administration of Catalonia.

The creation of the Network comes from a parliamentary mandate (Motion 179/X, of February 2015, of the Parliament of Catalonia) which urges the Generalitat to create a space for collaboration with the local world in order to deploy and apply the Law in this area of competence, and facilitate the necessary forms of cooperation between the different institutions required by law.

The creation of the Network materialized in the signing of a framework agreement for collaboration in four major areas, and was promoted by the following entities: the Generalitat, through the Department of Digital Policies and Public Administration; the School of Public Administration of Catalonia; the Open Administration Consortium of Catalonia; the four delegations; the Catalan Association of Municipalities and Counties, and the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia. On November 10, 2016, by agreement of the plenary, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area joined, and on June 16, 2023, the Barcelona City Council.

Currently, the Network works through several working groups that deal with very diverse subjects: issues of transparency, active advertising, good governance, or training aimed at local bodies. The Network facilitates knowledge and the exchange of legal, technological and training resources.

Current members of the XGOC:

You can consult the details of the tasks of the different working groups of the XGOC, the current members, as well as the new protocol at the following link .