110 Representatives of Regional and Local Administration, NGOs, journalists, and citizens from the towns of Vratsa and Montana took part in the forum organized by AIP
On 12 and 13 November 2013, Access to Information Programme held Information Days in the towns of Vratsa and Montana within the implementation of the project Access to Information Programme – 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 2013 Active Transparency Rating. The attorney-at-law of AIP legal team Kiril Terziiski presented specific cases and AIP assisted litigation under the Access to Public Information Act. Darina Palova, also an attorney from AIP legal team presented successful tactics for obtaining access to information from public bodies and from public registers and government data sets 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 and pictures from the meetings held in the towns of Pleven and Lovech were published and disseminated through AIP Monthly FOI Newsletter, November 2013 issue (in Bulgarian).
The project Access to Information Programme – Civil Center for Support of Transparency is supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.