There are many ways in which you can become involved in the work of Access Info Europe to advance and defend the right to know in Europe, and globally.
Be in touch
Public information is held by governments on behalf of citizens. If there is information that you need –for your work, from your local council, from the public health or transport bodies– then pick up a pen or grab the keyboard and ask your government for this information. Asking for information strengthens the right to know: use it or lose it!
See our toolkits page for more advice on filing requests.
- • Find a freedom of information organisation near you, see, foiadvocates.net and learn more about their work;
- • Start your own group to campaign on transparency and access to information in your local area;
- • If you are at a university or other institution campaign for budget transparency and participative decision making;
- • Write letters to governments, state institutions, and international organisations like the IMF and World Bank and tell them what information you want to see them publish on their websites.
Spread the Word about Access to Information
- • Tell friends and family about the importance of access to information.
- • Write about access to information on your website or blog and include links to the Access Info Europe website.
- • Write articles or contribute to forums mentioning the right of access to information.
- • Form a local discussion group to talk about the issues surrounding transparency.
- • If you are a student or a teacher introduce the issue into your classes.
There are two ways to volunteer with Access Info:
In the office: You can come to our office in Madrid and help us with our daily campaigning and research work. We are quite flexible, you can be a part time or full time volunteer, or do a fixed term internship (minimum 3 months). In the office we love to have enthusiastic people with good computer and research skills who are eager to learn, and if you can speak languages such as Spanish or French (or any other European language) these are especially welcome! Unfortunately we cannot offer renumerated internships.
Access Info is not currently looking for interns right now. If you would like to apply to intern or volunteer with us between January 2014 and June 2014, please send a email stating your interest and attach your CV to Andreas Pavlou, email@example.com. We will let you know at the end of November 2013 if we would like to have an (online) interview before making a final decision.
At a Distance: Alternatively, you can help us from a distance by contributing your skills in activities such as translation, editing, communication, and web design. To find out more, please contact us. We do all we can to ensure that volunteers with Access Info have the opportunity to build their skills and get involved with projects that interest them .. and we promise to inform all volunteers of any paid posts that arise.
For information on making a donation, please see our page on Supporting Access Info.
Click here to go to our Contact information page.
We are interested in what you are doing: let us know how you are advancing the right to know, e-mail us at, firstname.lastname@example.org