18 April 2012

Mrs. Jouleva has delivered a brief analysis on the Bulgarian National Action Plan at the OGP annual meeting in Brasilia, Brazil based on the understanding that the right of access to information shall be the core principle endorsed by the Government as it is the basis for open and transparent governance. All countries participating to the Open Government Partnership have to submit a National Action Plan based on the set of five “grand challenges” articulated by the OGP. The Bulgarian concrete commitments and the Action plan are available on the OGP site here.  

   

The Open Government Partnership is a new multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The Open Government Partnership formally launched on September 20, 2011, when the 8 founding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States) endorsed an Open Government Declaration, and announced their country action plans. Since September, OGP has welcomed the commitment of 43 additional governments to join the Partnership.