Access to Information Programme
On October 6, 2015, the Bulgarian National Assembly adopted at first reading amendments to the Access to Public Information Act (APIA). The amendments are being adopted in a dynamic context. AIP experts took part in all stages of the public debate and consultation and the subsequent four parliamentary committee’s sessions.
Access to Information Programme held the 13th Right to Know Day Awards Ceremony on 28 September 2015. Nearly a hundred FOI activists from Sofia and the country gathered at the House of Europe in Sofia. The National Ombudsman, Mr. Konstantin Penchev, was a special guest. He addressed the audience, greeting the FOI advocates on the International Right to Know Day. Among the guests were the deputy minister of defense, partner NGOs, journalists, academia; officials from executive bodies and municipalities. 
The Access to Information Programme (AIP) held a workshop with the journalists from its coordinators’ network on 11-13 September 2015 in the city of Veliko Tarnovo. The workshop was held within the framework of the project Enhancing the Capacity of Nongovernmental Organizations to Seek Public Information supported by a grant under the NGO Programme in  Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009 - 2014 (
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Concept Paper for APIA Amendments: Proactive Publication of Information
Concept Paper for APIA Amendments: Seeking and providing information via Internet
Concept Paper for APIA Amendments: Limitations of the Right of Access to Information
Concept Paper for APIA Amendments: Oversight of the APIA Implementation
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September 28 - International Right to Know Day
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