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AIP Annual Report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2014
AIP Annual Report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2014

The fifteenth AIP annual report contains analysis of the proposed draft amendments to the Access to Public Information Act with regard to the introduction of the Directive 2013/37/EU on the Re-use of Public Sector Information; analysis of the results from the 2015 AIP audit on the active disclosure of public information online by the executive bodies; analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consultation during 2014; an overview of the developments in the FOI litigation in 2014, including summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation. The report is prepared within the project Civil Center for Support of Transparency in Public Life, supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

Information Days in Kardzhali and Haskovo
Information Days in Kardzhali and Haskovo

On 3 and 4 June 2015, Access to Information Programme held two Access to Information Days in the towns of Kardzhali and Haskovo respectively. 99 representatives of regional and local administration, NGOs, journalists, and citizens from the two towns took part in the events organized by AIP. The Information Days are organized within the project Civil Center for Support of Transparency in Public Life, supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

Information Days in Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo
Information Days in Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo

On 13 and 14 May 2015, Access to Information Programme held two Access to Information Days in the towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo respectively. 71 representatives of regional and local administration, NGOs, journalists, and citizens from the two towns took part in the events organized by AIP. The Info Days are organized within the project Civil Center for Support of Transparency in Public Life, supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

2015 Active Transparency Rating in Bulgaria
2015 Active Transparency Rating in Bulgaria

On April 15, 2015, at a press conference in Sofia, the Access to Information Programme presented the results of its 2015 Audit on Institutional web sites in Bulgaria. The updated 2015 Active Transparency Rating and the 2015 Budget, Financial Transparency and Integrity of Municipalities Map were launched. In the lack of a public body to coordinate and control the implementation of the APIA, including the obligations for proactive publication of information, the AIP Audit serves as a model publication scheme for public bodies to increase their active transparency.

Concept on Amendments to the Access to Public Information Legislation
Concept on Amendments to the Access to Public Information Legislation

AIP prepared and published a Concept on Amendments to the Access to Public Information Legislation. The Concept aims to present a broad range of problems stemming from the Access to Public Information Act implementation practices and possible solutions for their overcoming

AIP Held the Annual Meeting with Its Coordinators
AIP Held the Annual Meeting with Its Coordinators

On February 20, 2015 in Sofia, Access to Information Programme held the annual meeting with the journalists of its country-wide coordinators' network.