Access Info Europe's Mission
Access Info Europe is a human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the right of access to information in Europe as a tool for defending civil liberties and human rights, for facilitating public participation in decision making, and for holding governments accountable. This mandate is established in our statutes.
Access Info Europe's vision is that the right of access to information contributes to more open, participatory, just, and equal societies.
Our vision is that there exists in Europe an empowered and informed citizenry which makes use of and defends the right of access to information.
Our vision is also that there is full recognition of the public's right to information as a fundamental human right by all relevant national and international bodies.
Access Info runs projects which are in line with its mission and according to a strategy which is periodically revised and approved by the Executive Board and International Advisory Board.
The current Strategy is for the period 2014 to 2016. It contains details of our Team and governance structures, as well as they way we work, and our networked approach to activism.
The Access Info Strategy sets out our theory of change, and analyses the European and global context in which we work. We assess the current state of the right of access to information, the progress made and the relationship with the open data movement and the opportunities provided by the current focus on the importance of open government. We analyse the challenges arising from the current political, social and economic context in Europe, including the financial crisis and also the perpetual war on terror and surveillance of citizens. We examine the obstacles to EU and national level transparency in the wider European region and assess the opportunities for an advocacy organisation such as Access Info to have an impact on that context.
Action Plan 2014
The Action Plan for 2014 sets out in detail the projects which we are pursuing and the current state of fundraising for those project activities.