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9 Jul 2020

Pro Bono Network: Lawyers for Transparency

2020-07-09T14:09:42+02:00

Madrid, 9 July 2020 –  Access Info Europe has created a pro bono legal network of lawyers from across Europe with varying legal backgrounds who are willing to offer assistance to requesters seeking access to EU documents, in particular journalists and civil society organisations. The first training of these lawyers took place on 8 June 2020, when the pro bono lawyers heard from lawyers who are leading experts in EU transparency. Onno Brouwer and Elske Raedts, addressed the main exceptions used to withhold documents at the EU level and identified key pro transparency cases from the Court of Justice of

Pro Bono Network: Lawyers for Transparency2020-07-09T14:09:42+02:00
8 Jul 2020

Nace “Abre”, una coalición para la protección de las personas alertadoras y denunciantes

2020-07-08T15:32:38+02:00

La Vanguardia | 08/07/2020 In Spanish- Tras la reciente constitución del Grupo de Trabajo de la Comisión General de codificación, ordenado por el Ministerio de Justicia el pasado 02 de junio del 2020, para la transposición de la Directiva (UE) 2019/1937 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 23 de octubre de 2019, relativa a la protección de las personas que informen sobre infracciones del derecho de la Unión, se ha constituido una coalición de asociaciones llamada ABRE, para reclamar que esta sea participativa y cuenten con la sociedad civil. Read more...

Nace “Abre”, una coalición para la protección de las personas alertadoras y denunciantes2020-07-08T15:32:38+02:00
6 Jul 2020

Moncloa no cumple “con la transparencia y las normas de buen gobierno”, según el Consejo de Transparencia

2020-07-06T16:55:00+02:00

03/07/2020 | Maldita.es In Spanish-La Secretaría General de la Presidencia del Gobierno “no cumple con la consideración de la transparencia, el acceso a la información pública y las normas de buen gobierno como ejes fundamentales de toda acción política”. Read more...  

Moncloa no cumple “con la transparencia y las normas de buen gobierno”, según el Consejo de Transparencia2020-07-06T16:55:00+02:00
29 Jun 2020

La Comisión para la Reconstrucción termina con pocas expectativas en cuanto a resultados, pero con avances en transparencia

2020-06-29T13:05:01+02:00

Newtral | 27/06/2020 In Spanish- Esta semana, la Comisión para la Reconstrucción en el Congreso ha terminado su trabajo. Han sido semanas de actividad en las que los diputados que forman este grupo —subdividido a su vez en cuatro áreas— han recibido a representantes del Gobierno, expertos de distintas áreas o miembros de la sociedad civil, así como propuestas ciudadanas. Read more...  

La Comisión para la Reconstrucción termina con pocas expectativas en cuanto a resultados, pero con avances en transparencia2020-06-29T13:05:01+02:00
25 Jun 2020

The urgent need for data collection on gender equality in Europe

2020-07-02T14:20:05+02:00

Madrid, 25 June 2020 –  The lack of publication of SDG data on Gender Equality in Europe is partly down to many countries not having laws requiring it to be collected, according to participants in a webinar on “Opening Up SDG 5” held by Access Info Europe on 18 June 2020. As a result, civil society organisations don’t have the data to engage in evidence-based policy debates. Access Info found in a recent survey which looked into the publication of SDG data that, on average, only 57% of gender equality data was published across Europe. Discussing the reasons behind this

The urgent need for data collection on gender equality in Europe2020-07-02T14:20:05+02:00
17 Jun 2020

Access Info joins the UNCAC Coalition Board

2020-06-17T18:27:26+02:00

Madrid, 17 June 2020 – Access Info Europe, represented by its director, Helen Darbishire, has been elected to the UNCAC Coalition Coordinating Committee, the network that coordinates civil society activity in monitoring and promoting the UN Convention against Corruption. Access Info was elected to one of the two international seats on the UNCAC Coalition Coordinating Committee, with 75.7% of the votes cast in the first round of voting. Access Info joins Transparency International, represented by Gillian Dell, as the two international organisations on the UNCAC Coalition Board. In its nomination for the UNCAC Coalition Coordinating Committee, Access Info identified three

Access Info joins the UNCAC Coalition Board2020-06-17T18:27:26+02:00
10 Jun 2020

EU urged to end SLAPPs: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation

2020-06-10T19:01:09+02:00

Madrid, 9 June 2020 – Access Info Europe today joined 119 NGOs from across Europe in calling on the European Union to protect freedom of expression and information by acting to end the use of gag lawsuits to harass and silence investigative journalists and public interest defenders. In an open letter, the organisations expressed their concern about SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation), which are brought by powerful actors intending to intimidate and prevent watchdogs such as journalists, activists, trades unions, media, and civil society organisations, from holding them accountable. The organisations warned about the harmful effects of this type

EU urged to end SLAPPs: Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation2020-06-10T19:01:09+02:00
3 Jun 2020

Researching Government Contracts for COVID-19 Spending

2020-06-03T16:24:40+02:00

Global Investigative Journalism Network | 03/06/2020 As countries rapidly spend billions of dollars to fight the coronavirus pandemic, digging into government contracts is taking on a new urgency. The crisis poses new challenges. Officials are using emergency purchasing procedures, creating barriers to public disclosure, and slowing down their handling of requests under freedom of information laws. Read more...  

Researching Government Contracts for COVID-19 Spending2020-06-03T16:24:40+02:00
1 Jun 2020

AsktheEU Pro, the all-in-one FOI toolkit for professional journalists and researchers

2020-06-01T13:59:56+02:00

Madrid, 1 June 2020 - Pro-transparency human rights organisation Access Info Europe is glad to launch AsktheEU Pro, an improved version of the AsktheEU.org account designed to upgrade journalists and researchers’ experience when requesting access to documents from the EU bodies and institutions. The new advanced functionalities of the platform include the possibility for Pro users to keep requests and responses private for 3, 6 or 12 months’ periods, which can be extended for an unlimited number of times. Access Info believes that this will help journalists and researchers wishing to keep their stories or investigations confidential before they are

AsktheEU Pro, the all-in-one FOI toolkit for professional journalists and researchers2020-06-01T13:59:56+02:00