18 October 2013

Over 100 representatives of regional and local administration, NGOs, journalists, and citizens from the towns of Pleven and Lovech took part in the forum organized by AIP.


On 17 and 18 October, Access to Information Programme held Information Days in the towns of Pleven and Lovech within the implementation of the project AIP - Civil Center for Support of Transparency.


AIP Executive Director Gergana Jouleva presented the state of the active transparency of the institutions in each of the two regions on the base of AIP performed 2013 audit on institutional web sites and the launched Active Transparency Rating. The Head of AIP legal team Alexander Kashumov presented specific cases and AIP assisted litigation under the Access to Public Information Act. Successful tactics for obtaining access to information from public bodies and from public registers and government data sets were additionally presented to journalists, NGOs, and activists. The participants were given on-spot legal help on specific access to information cases by the members of the AIP legal team.


Information about the meetings held in the towns of Pleven and Lovech was published and disseminated through AIP Monthly FOI Newsletter, October 2013 issue.


The project Access to Information Programme - Civil Center for Support of Transparency is supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.