21 April 2017

On April 20 and 21, 2017, the AIP held two seminars in the cities of Dobrich and Silistra on How to Apply the Access to Public Information Act - Procedures, Obligations, Implementation. The lecturers were Gergana Jouleva, AIP Executive Director and the attorneys from the AIP legal team - Alexander Kashumov and Kiril Terziiski. The focus of the seminar were the Access to Public Information Act amendments in force since 2016 - procedure for processing access to information requests, obligations for proactive disclosure of information, restrictions to the access to public information, and the harm test and the balance of interest test in granting or refusing access to information.


Information and pictures from the seminars held in Dobrich and Silistra were published and disseminated through AIP Monthly FOI Newsletter, April 2017 issue (in Bulgarian).


The seminars are organized within the project Civil Center for Support of Transparency in Public Life, supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.