On December 16, 2022, the Access to Information Programme (AIP) presented certificates to students from the professional program “Public Communications and Information Sciences” at the New Bulgarian University for successfully passing the practical course “Access to Information Public Communications.” The AIP delivers the course in a seventh consecutive year, encompassing the period November – December 2022. AIP Executive Director Dr Gergana Jouleva and the lawyers from AIP legal team Kiril Terziiski, Stephan Anguelov and Alexander Kashumov were the course lecturers. 26 students from BA "Journalism" and "Public Relations" were acquainted with legislation in the field of access to information and with examples from APIA implemention. The students prepared requests for access to public information and sent them electronically to various institutions. The topics referred to existing problems in the areas in which they live or questions of interest for them. AIP lawyers advised on the formulation of applications and the identification of responsible institutions.
The course is held in partnership with the Mass Communications Department of the New Bulgarian University and takes place within the project Access to Information and Transparency Advice Center supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.