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Support Access Info Europe!

There are two ways to support Access Info: by giving financial support (donations) or by giving some of your time (volunteers).

Any contribution - even just €5 or €10 - is valuable support for our activities. It helps pay for our websites, phone calls, campaign materials etc.

Donations via Pay Pal

NB: we do not accept anonymous donations over €100. We need to know where the money is coming from, but we will not publish your name if you do not wish it to be public.

International bank details

The bank account for receiving donations is:
Account Holder: Access Info Europe
Account (IBAN): ES9221002133990200291748

Swift Code : CAIXES BBXXX
Bank: La Caixa, Paseo de la Habana 2, 28036 Madrid, Spain

Bank transfers inside Spain

Bank: La Caixa, Paseo de la Habana 2, 28036 Madrid, Spain
Bank code: 2100
Branch code: 2133

Bank digit: 99
Account: 0200291748

Foundations or individuals who would like to disscus in more detail how to support Access Info's work can also contact the Executive Director, Helen Darbishire by clicking here or by phoning + 34 667 685 319.

 

How your donations will be used

In 2011 Access Info Europe is raising funds for three activities, the Help Desk, EU transparency, and the campaign for an access to information law in Spain:

  • » Access Info Help Desk and Litigation: every month we provide advice and support to representatives of civil society, journalists and members of the public on how to file requests for information and to file legal complaints against government secrecy. Read more here. Please support this work to defend your right. A donation of €50 or €100 is a significant help to our daily running cost for the Help Desk. Our fundraising target is €13,960 in 2011. Reference: DON-HELPDESK
  • » EU Transparency Campaign: 2011 is a key year for EU transparency. Access Info is engaged in the campaign to stop amendments which will narrow the scope of the existing access to documents regulation (1049/2001). We are also engaged in litigation before the European Court of Justice to press for greater transparency of decision making. We file requests with the EU and help others trying to get information. Our target for fundraising from the public for EU transparency work is the salary and overhead costs for one full-time campaigner, €29,449 (including social security and taxes) plus €20,000 for travel and campaign activities. Reference: DON-EUTRANSP
  • » Campaign for a Spanish Access to Information Law: Spain is the largest EU country with no accesss to information law. Our campaign to promote government transpraency in Spain has been running since 2006 but is largely unfunded. In 2011 we aim to raise €30,000 for this work. 50% of these funds will go to staff time, the other 50% to organising events and for materials to promote public awareness of the right to know and to gather support for our call for Spain to adopt an access to information law now! Reference: DON-ESCAMPAIGN

In addition to these activities, Access Info is seeking to raise €18,300 in 2011 to enable us to move from our tiny office to a larger one with space for meetings and desks, and computers for interns and volunteers. If you would like to contribute or have office space in central Madrid that you could make available, please let us know. Contact Executive Director Helen Darbishire by clicking here on phoning +34 667 685 319.

NB: If you want your funds to be dedicated to a particular campaign, please put the reference code and the money will be dedicated to that budget line, for which full financial reports will be available.

 

Volunteers

There are two ways to volunteer with Access Info: if you live in Madrid, you can come into our offices and help us with our daily campaign work. Alternatively, you can help us from a distance by getting friends and family involved in campaigns and by contributing your skills by activities such as translations, editing, and working on the website.

To find out more about volunteering, visit our Get Involved page, write to our campaign team by clicking here, or call the office on +34 91 366 534.