16 March 2017

On March 15 and 16, 2017, the AIP held two seminars in the cities of Shumen and Ruse 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 Shumen and Ruse were published and disseminated through AIP Monthly FOI Newsletter, March 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.