Madrid, 16 July – Access Info Europe has joined over 50 other signatories, including networks and coalitions, calling upon the European Union to closely engage and eventually join the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initative.

The letter sent earlier this month asks the EU to commit to uphold the same inclusion, transparency and accountability standards that they ask of others both inside and outside the Union. It will help bridge the gap between the EU and its citizens, and enhance the EU’s credibility in its international efforts to improve the quality of governance in third countries by empowering citizens through participation.

The letter precedes the announcement yesterday by President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to commit to further transparency in EU decision making, and to introduce a mandatory lobby register.

A copy of the letter can be read herefile_pdf.

For more information, please contact:

Helen Darbishire, Access Info Europe | +34 667 685 319