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30 Oct 2020

Spain’s Ambitious four-year OGP Action Plan Adopted

2020-10-30T12:53:00+01:00

Madrid, 30 October 2020 – Spain has adopted an ambitious four-year Open Government Action Plan, replete with measures called for by Access Info, including reform of the 2013 Transparency Law, ratification of the Convention on Access to Official Documents, new laws on lobby regulation and whistleblower protection, and the opening of key data, including the company register and some health service data. The new action plan, Spain’s fourth, was formally approved by a meeting of its multi-stakeholder Open Government Forum, held virtually on 29 October 2020. The meeting was opened by the Minister for Public Function Carolina Darias, reflecting the

Spain’s Ambitious four-year OGP Action Plan Adopted2020-10-30T12:53:00+01:00
19 Oct 2020

Violating promises and law, von der Leyen tests patience

2020-10-20T13:02:42+02:00

EUobserver | 19/10/2020 When Ursula von der Leyen took the helm as president of the European Commission last year, she told her commissioners they should be open about contacts they have with lobbyists. "Transparency should characterise the work of all the members of the commission and of their cabinets," she wrote. I have recently learned that despite transparency having become "one of the guiding principles for the functioning of the new commission", this principle is not always put to practice. Read more...

Violating promises and law, von der Leyen tests patience2020-10-20T13:02:42+02:00
15 Oct 2020

¿Quién paga los gastos del rey emérito? El Gobierno rechaza la petición de información de Newtral La Ley 19/2013, de 9

2020-10-19T10:20:07+02:00

Newtral | 15/10/2020 In Spanish- Hace dos meses Newtral.es solicitó a través del portal de transparencia información relativa a la estancia del rey emérito Juan Carlos I en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos. Tras conocer el país de destino, se realizó una petición de información sobre los gastos del rey emérito en el exterior desde el 3 de agosto, cuando se conoció su decisión de marcharse fuera. Read more...

¿Quién paga los gastos del rey emérito? El Gobierno rechaza la petición de información de Newtral La Ley 19/2013, de 92020-10-19T10:20:07+02:00
2 Oct 2020

What’s going on in Spain? Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention, a New 4-year OGP Action Plan, and a new Director for the Transparency Council

2020-10-06T17:41:25+02:00

Madrid, 2 October 2020 - The global news headlines might be talking about the worrying rise in coronavirus infections in Madrid - and the new lockdown - but there is also a lot of good news for transparency activists coming out of Spain this week, beautifully timed to coincide with International Access to Information Day on 28 September.  Access Info's Director Helen Darbishire reports on the latest developments.  First off, on Monday 28 September, the Minister for Public Function Carolina Darias announced that Spain will sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents, something Access

What’s going on in Spain? Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention, a New 4-year OGP Action Plan, and a new Director for the Transparency Council2020-10-06T17:41:25+02:00
28 Sep 2020

International Day for Universal Access to Information

2020-10-02T12:44:45+02:00

Youth Time Magazine | 28/09/2020 “Information is power”, is written in the UN webpage, as describing the importance of International Day for Universal Access to Information, annually observed on 28 September. In order to raise awareness of the importance of universal access to information, the UN General Assembly has proclaimed 28th of September as such. In this article, we will elaborate on why universal access to information is the keystone of inclusive, democratic, and healthy societies with Access Info Europe, a human rights organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the right of access to information. Read more...

International Day for Universal Access to Information2020-10-02T12:44:45+02:00
28 Sep 2020

International Access to Information Day 2020: European governments urged to ratify Convention on Access to Official Documents

2020-10-12T15:50:33+02:00

Madrid, 28 September 2020- On the occasion of International Access to Information Day, the pro-transparency organisation Access Info Europe is calling on the governments of the European region to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents, which will come into force on 1 December 2020, and to commit to strengthening this fundamental right. “We urgently need to learn the lessons of 2020, which is that information saves lives, and there is a huge public demand to be informed. We also learned that our national transparency regimes are not strong enough: Across Europe, we have

International Access to Information Day 2020: European governments urged to ratify Convention on Access to Official Documents2020-10-12T15:50:33+02:00
27 Sep 2020

Día Internacional de Acceso a la Información sin medios

2020-10-09T12:43:23+02:00

Cuatro | 27/09/2020 In Spanish- El lunes 28 de septiembre es el Día Internacional de Acceso a la Información. La transparencia es una práctica fundamental para mantener una democracia saludable. Si bien España ha mejorado todavía le queda bastante camino por recorrer para compararnos con otros países de nuestro entorno. El Consejo de Transparencia es un organismo independiente del Estado. Read more and watch the video...

Día Internacional de Acceso a la Información sin medios2020-10-09T12:43:23+02:00
7 Sep 2020

2nd International Colloquium for an Open Reconstruction in Mexico City

2020-08-31T13:52:09+02:00

Date: 07/09/2020 This year, we have seen how reality beats fiction. Countries and governments were not prepared for making decisions with a limited amount of time and under an emergency caused by the COVID19 pandemics. However, in order to make good decisions, we need to have accurate information. This is the reason why we need to rebuild ourselves as more open and inclusive democracies. We recognize that institutional openness is very important in redesigning processes, including resilience, sustainability and replicability mechanisms. Collaboration of different actors is also needed if we want to talk and execute a governance model, with the

2nd International Colloquium for an Open Reconstruction in Mexico City2020-08-31T13:52:09+02:00
4 Sep 2020

Balancing the right to information with the right to privacy during a pandemic: Access Info discusses lessons learned and next steps at RightsCon

2020-09-04T16:36:38+02:00

Access Info Europe and the Open Data Charter co-hosted a RightsCon panel where they spoke with data and privacy experts on the importance of making data open during the Covid-19 pandemic, while ensuring both the public’s safety and the privacy of the individual.   In order to provide citizens with information on current Covid-19 cases, governments are collecting unprecedented amounts of personal data and making quick decision on innovative uses of that data, often without the data subject’s consent. During the RightsCon panel, Viola Ochola, Office of the Ombudsman in Kenya, addressed this issue and spoke of the dangers of

Balancing the right to information with the right to privacy during a pandemic: Access Info discusses lessons learned and next steps at RightsCon2020-09-04T16:36:38+02:00
31 Aug 2020

Transparencia y política migratoria en manos del Supremo

2020-08-31T11:40:10+02:00

Newtral | 29/08/2020   In Spanish- Varias organizaciones han llevado ante el TS el uso que hizo el Gobierno del Fondo de Contingencia de los PGE para financiar el despliegue de las autoridades marroquíes contra la inmigración irregular. Read more...

Transparencia y política migratoria en manos del Supremo2020-08-31T11:40:10+02:00