The global pandemic has been used as an excuse for many Balkan states to not fully implement freedom of information laws, leaving the public in the dark. Transparency has been another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public procurement (around 13% of the EU’s annual GDP) is a powerful tool for achieving social impact and is key to countries’ performance, especially amid crises. During the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, procurement is used to ensure access to life-saving
Experts from free expression and civil society communities discussed how UNCAC Member States should implement commitments to enhance civic space, protect civil society organisations and journalists working on anti-corruption initiatives, and improving public access to information and transparency.
On 30 May 2021, Regulation 1049/01 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, will celebrate its 20th birthday. As happens in all life cycles, the surrounding environment has changed considerably in the intervening years, some might even
Patricia González, Legal Researcher and Campaigner at Access Info Europe, participated in the international webinar “Best Practices of Citizen Participation in Improving Public Information during the Pandemic COVID-19”, hosted by the following organisations:
Access Info Europe Executive Director, Helen Darbishire, took part in the webinar “A global call to action to transform the way governments serve their citizens”, adressing the institutional framework for Open Government in Spain and the attitudes of the Spanish
Helen Darbishire, Executive Director of Access Info Europe, has participated in the round table “Transparency and future challenges” as part of the conference “2021 If you participate, you decide Madrid”, organised by the Madrid City Council in
Helen Darbishire, Executive Director of Access Info Europe, participated in the panel “Opportunities for the implementation of the Tromsø Convention”, as part of the Forum “Right to Аccess of Public Information. 10 years of Freedom and Challenges”, which was organised by