Report “Access to Information in Administrative Courts and the Supreme Administrative Court”  28.03.2022

Report with recommendations “Access to Information in Administrative Courts and the Supreme Administrative Court"(available in Bulagrian) was presented on March 25, 2022 at an online conference before participants including the Deputy Minister of Justice, chairs of regional administrative courts, judges from the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), civil society organizations representatives and journalists.


In a judgment of 11th of January 2022, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Bulgaria’s legislation on secret surveillance is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Strasbourg-based court was asked to evaluate Bulgaria’s surveillance law, as well as several articles in the country’s criminal code. The applicants are two Bulgarian nationals, Mihail Ekimdzhiev and Aleksandar Kashamov, who are lawyers, and two non-governmental organisations, the Association for European Integration and Human Rights, and the Access to Information Program (AIP), where the lawyers work.

Conference "Access to Information - Achievements and Challenges" 13.01.2022

Access to Information Programme (AIP) organizes the international conference “Access to information – achievements and challenges.”

The event is conceived as a forum which will open the space for sharing lessons learned and discussing the challenges to the implementation of the access to information legislation. Conference PROGRAM ☞ 

In 2022, AIP continues with free APIA webinars for public officials 10.01.2022

In 2022, Access to Information Programme continues with a series of free webinars titled "The Access to Public Information Act - procedures, obligations and implementation" which were initiated in September 2021.

Now in English: HOW TO APPLY THE APIA? - A handbook for administrative bodies 07.01.2022

In 2021, the AIP published the handbook for Bulgarian administrative bodies "How to Apply the Access to Public Information Act?". It is now available in English.

The handbook was created as contracted by the Council of Ministers Administration, and Access to Information Programme ai  the beneficiary under project: No. BG05SFOP001-2.001-0001 “Improving the processes related to the provision, access and re-use of public sector information”.