Access to Information Programme
In 2001, AIP performed 2 surveys:
 
1. Fulfillment of the Obligations under the Access to Public Information Act by the Bodies of the Executive Power (Findings of the Pilot Survey Conducted by AIP)
 
The objective of the survey conducted by the AIP team was to check whether the active obligations under Access to Public Information Act were fulfilled five months after the effective date of the law.
The survey was conducted from 1 December 2000 to 9 March 2001 in 26 regional cities across the country. Over the period from 1 to 15 December 2000, 22 AIP coordinators carried out the survey in the regional subdivisions of central government bodies and the local administration. In the beginning of February 2001, the new AIP coordinators carried out the survey in 3 more regional cities. A month later, in March 2001, the report on the Sofia Municipality and the central government bodies (ministries and other institutions) was added to the already collected data. The survey was based on a questionnaire. There were direct interviews of the heads of the relevant bodies or the heads of press centers and PR offices.
 
The results are part of the first annual report The Current Situation of the Access to Public Information in Bulgaria.


 
2. Fulfillment of the obligations under Access to Public Information Act by the Bodies of the Executive Power (Results from a Sociological Survey)

The objective of the survey Fulfillment of the obligations under Access to Public Information Act by the Bodies of the Executive Power was to outline the conditions, readiness, and the problems that have emerged in the process of APIA implementation. The survey was carried out within the period within September 25 – October 30, 2001 and covered all central bodies of the executive power and their territorial branches, as defined by the Administration Act and listed in the Register of the Administrative structures, as well as the 100 largest municipalities
in Bulgaria by population. Out of the 363 institutions addressed for cooperation, 303 agreed to respond.
 
Fulfillment of the obligations under Access to Public Information Act by the Bodies of the Executive Power (Results from a Sociological Survey) in PDF.
 
The results are also part of the annual report The Current Situation of the Access to Public Information in Bulgaria 2001.