Spain Transparency Campaign2021-08-30T11:48:36+02:00



30Jul 2019

Madrid-based NGO CIECODE wins pan-European Citizen Participation prize

Madrid, 30 July 2019 – The “Think and Do Tank” CIECODE has taken first prize in an EU-funded competition to develop a software tool that aids citizen participation The competition was organised by Access Info and its partners as part of the YOU4EU project, run under the EU’s Europe for Citizens programme. The winning application "Personal Political Analyst” was developed

30Apr 2019

Electoral program evaluations in collaboration with Poletika

Madrid, 24 April 2019 - For several years, as a member of the Poletika platform, Access Info Europe has evaluated the transparency commitments in the election manifestos of Spain’s political parties. These evaluations are published on Poletika’s webpage as part of the section on Democratic Quality (in Spanish: Calidad Democrática). In line with our commitment to transparency, we are publishing

17Apr 2019

Spain: Access Info calls on Government to use Regulation to strengthen the Transparency Law

Madrid, 5 April 2019 – In its comments submitted to the public consultation on the draft Regulation for Spain’s 2013 Transparency Law, Access Info has urged the government to take the opportunity to strengthen the right of access to information, with measures such as simplifying the request procedures. Specifically, Access Info has recommended that the new Regulation permit requests by

12Apr 2019

Spain: Right to request information limited to citizens with valid ID, email, and a mobile phone

Madrid, 12 April 2019: The Spanish government has announced a new system for identifying people who want to submit a request for information under the 2013 transparency law: you need to give your name, your official Spanish-issued ID number, your email, and your mobile phone number. Access Info Europe, the Madrid-based right to information organisation, today criticised this system as

11Dec 2017

For the first time in Spanish democratic history minutes of Cabinet meetings public, thanks to an information request

Madrid, 11 December 2017 - Access Info Europe has today published on its website the minutes of Spain’s weekly Cabinet meetings for the years 1996 to 2017, making them available to the public for the first time in Spanish democratic history. The minutes, which contain the decisions reached in each weekly meeting, were obtained using information requests by Access Info

20Oct 2017

Access to information generating changes: the fruitful outcomes of one single release: Cabinet Agendas + data journalism: irregular payments revealed

THE FRUITFUL OUTCOMES OF A SINGLE REQUEST CABINET AGENDAS + DATA JOURNALISM: IRREGULAR PAYMENTS REVEALED In March 2017, leading Spanish newspaper El Confidencial published an exclusive story revealing the Spanish Cabinet’s review of irregularities in public procurement contracts. This story was made possible thanks to a single access to information request by Access Info Europe, leading

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