Citizens for transparent, accountable and open government <ul><li>Discussion seminar of FOI watchdogs in Central and Easte...
<ul><li>Access to Information Programme  for transparent, accountable and open government </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Educatio...
Challenges in the beginning of the implementation (2000)   <ul><li>The administration was not prepared to fulfill its obli...
AIP’s Role <ul><li>AIP – systematic efforts in advocacy for better legislation, campaigns, education, monitoring and legal...
AIP’ role <ul><li>TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO EXERSIZE THEIR RIGHTS UNDER APIA – 2000-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Handbook How to Us...
Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org  <ul><li>Civil Education purposes </li></ul><ul><li>1996 – 2011 - To encour...
Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org  <ul><li>Civil education stages </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – 2002 – Article 19 ...
 Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org  <ul><li>Civil education stages </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – 2002 –  evaluatio...
Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org   <ul><li>Civil education channels  </li></ul><ul><li>Civil education – mor...
www.ati-journalists.net Access To Information and Journalistic Investigations Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.o...
Right to Know Day September 28  www.righttoknowday.net
Right to Know Day September 28 www.RightToKnowDay.net
Public awareness Results Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
Q. Do Bulgarian laws guarantee citizens' right of access to public information? Base: All respondents (1143), 18+ Base: Al...
Q. Are you aware of your right of access to public information? Base: All respondents (1210), 18+ 2010 2008 Base: All resp...
Q. Is the right of access to public information respected in Bulgaria? Base: All respondents (1210), 18+ 2010 2008 Base: A...
Achievements to 2011 <ul><li>Average 15 000 written requests per year to ExB </li></ul><ul><li>36% of the citizens know wh...
<ul><ul><ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>Access to Information P...
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Prezentacja wygłoszona podczas spotkania: Obywatele na rzecz otwartego, przejrzystego i rozliczalnego rządu – seminarium dyskusyjne dla strażników prawa do informacji w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej,
23-25 listopada 2011 http://www.informacjapubliczna.org.pl/46,608,miedzynarodowe_seminarium_dyskusyjne_o_staniu_na_strazy_prawa_do_informacji.html/

Presentation delivered at Citizens for transparent, accountable and open government 23-25 November 2011 http://www.informacjapubliczna.org.pl/38,609,citizens_for_transparent_accountable_and_open_government.html

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PL Edukacja grup strategicznych: Gergana Jouleva, Access to Information Programme (Bułgaria), 15 lat funkcjonowania strategii - rezultaty/ENG Education addressed to strategic groups: Gergana Jouleva, Access to Information Programme (Bulgaria), 15 years o

  1. 1. Citizens for transparent, accountable and open government <ul><li>Discussion seminar of FOI watchdogs in Central and Eastern Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23- 25 November 2011, Warsaw, Poland </li></ul></ul>Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  2. 2. <ul><li>Access to Information Programme for transparent, accountable and open government </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Education </li></ul><ul><li>Gergana Jouleva , PhD, </li></ul><ul><li>Executive director, </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Information Programme </li></ul>Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  3. 3. Challenges in the beginning of the implementation (2000) <ul><li>The administration was not prepared to fulfill its obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Necessity for further elucidation of the law </li></ul><ul><li>No independent reviewing body - AIP role and importance of litigation </li></ul><ul><li>Unclearly outlined exemptions from the right to information access </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – 3% of BG citizens - aware of ATIR </li></ul>Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  4. 4. AIP’s Role <ul><li>AIP – systematic efforts in advocacy for better legislation, campaigns, education, monitoring and legal help; </li></ul><ul><li>Network in the country in all regional cities since1997; </li></ul><ul><li>AIP annual reports on ATIS in Bulgaria – legislation, monitoring results, outcomes from legal help, litigation review; recommendations; </li></ul>Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  5. 5. AIP’ role <ul><li>TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO EXERSIZE THEIR RIGHTS UNDER APIA – 2000-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Handbook How to Use APIA </li></ul><ul><li>Handbook for Journalists </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings for journalists, NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Legal help and advice including </li></ul><ul><li>court representation – 4000 cases </li></ul><ul><li>Elucidation of the Access to Information Rights through media and other public events </li></ul>Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  6. 6. Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org <ul><li>Civil Education purposes </li></ul><ul><li>1996 – 2011 - To encourage people to exercise their access to info right </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – 2003 – Development of attitudes to openness and transparency and knowledge and practical skills about APIA, PCIA, PDPA </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – 2008 – Development of the knowledge on the base of administrative and court practice </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – 2010 Promotion of Convention of CoE on access to official documents and amendments to APIA (2008) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org <ul><li>Civil education stages </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – 2002 – Article 19 and AIP trainings for central government administration </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – 2003 – ABBA CEELI and AIP - 6 trainings for local and regional administration - 200 public officials in 26 regions </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – 2007 – Cooperation between Minister of state administration, Institute of Public Administration and European integration and MATRA Program of Dutch government </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – 2009 – Cooperation with Foundation for Local Government Reform and other NGOs, Universities and consultancy companies to deliver trainings for public officials and specialized trainings </li></ul><ul><li>2010 -2011 – Support from EEA to elucidate CoE Convention and consistency of BG legislation on access to official documents and trainings under request </li></ul>
  8. 8. Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org <ul><li>Civil education stages </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – 2002 – evaluation monitoring of knowledge and skills of public administration </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – 2003 – reports of APIA implementation and State of Access to Information – adoption of PCIA and DPA </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – monitoring reports </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – Right to Know Day - http://www.righttoknowday.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>and http://www.r2kd.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – 2009 – Training for NGOs and Journalists - www.ati-journalists.net </li></ul><ul><li>1997 – 2011 – Legal help for requesters including representation in the courts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org <ul><li>Civil education channels </li></ul><ul><li>Civil education – more than 13 000 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Handbooks How to Use APIA </li></ul><ul><li>Media Campaign – 2680 publications </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Journalistic Network – 28 regional cities </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter - http://www.aip-bg.org/publications/ Бюлетин/ </li></ul><ul><li>Radio live shows – two private radio stations </li></ul><ul><li>Documentaries - Media and Access to Information - Five Investigative Reporter Stories ; </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Know Day </li></ul>
  10. 10. www.ati-journalists.net Access To Information and Journalistic Investigations Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  11. 11. Right to Know Day September 28 www.righttoknowday.net
  12. 12. Right to Know Day September 28 www.RightToKnowDay.net
  13. 13. Public awareness Results Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  14. 14. Q. Do Bulgarian laws guarantee citizens' right of access to public information? Base: All respondents (1143), 18+ Base: All respondents (1210), 18+ 2010 2008
  15. 15. Q. Are you aware of your right of access to public information? Base: All respondents (1210), 18+ 2010 2008 Base: All respondents (1143), 18+
  16. 16. Q. Is the right of access to public information respected in Bulgaria? Base: All respondents (1210), 18+ 2010 2008 Base: All respondents (1143), 18+
  17. 17. Achievements to 2011 <ul><li>Average 15 000 written requests per year to ExB </li></ul><ul><li>36% of the citizens know what to do in order to obtain public information </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 4 1% out of the citizens are aware of the existence of Access to Information Programme </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 45% out of the citizens are aware of the existence of the APIA </li></ul>Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
  18. 18. <ul><ul><ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>Access to Information Programme www.aip-bg.org
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