Mr. Filipov presents the award to Ms. Gergana Jouleva, AIP executive director, Picture: bulFoto
On March 31, 2011, at a ceremony in Studio 5 – Sofia, Access to Information Programme was recognized with a Vidko award for contribution to the development of civil society on Bulgaria. The awards are presented by the Civil Association Vidovden and the Civil Movement DNES. The co-chairpersons of Vidovden Ms. Anjelika Tsokova and Mr. Vasil Filipov presented the prizes in four categories: Person Involved in Public Matters, Model Citizen, Non-governmental Organization, and Work in Public Interest.
The Vidko award is the second prize which AIP receives in Bulgaria. In 2010, the Committee for Disclosing the Documents and Announcing Affiliation of Bulgarian citizens to the State Security and the Intelligence Services of the Bulgarian National Army recognized AIP with a plaque for contribution to the opening of the archives of the communist secret services and a diploma for strengthening the reputation of the Committee.