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Campaigns to actively make
governments more open and
improve FOI legislation
Freedom of Information
Campaigns
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Reports of the Scientific Service
of the German Bundestag
2.102 requests ->

Council of Elders of
Parliament gave in and
agreed to publication
Lobby statements
to law proposals
1.424 requests ->

Ministries asked for a
break and negotiations.

Dedicated portal for
legislative transparency
planned.
Topf Secret
Topf Secret
• A map with 300.000+ food related venues
from OpenStreetMap

• Pre-filled request form to the right food
safet...
Resistance from the restaurant lobby
• Mixed handling by counties

• food venues sue food authorities when they
want to release the reports

• 150+ court cases...
Thank you
Stefan Wehrmeyer
Campaigns to actively make governments more open and improve FOI legislation: Stefan Wehrmeyer, coordinator of German FOI ...
Campaigns to actively make governments more open and improve FOI legislation: Stefan Wehrmeyer, coordinator of German FOI ...
Campaigns to actively make governments more open and improve FOI legislation: Stefan Wehrmeyer, coordinator of German FOI ...
Campaigns to actively make governments more open and improve FOI legislation: Stefan Wehrmeyer, coordinator of German FOI ...
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Campaigns to actively make governments more open and improve FOI legislation: Stefan Wehrmeyer, coordinator of German FOI platform FragDenStaat

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Campaigns to actively make governments more open and improve FOI legislation: Stefan Wehrmeyer, coordinator of German FOI platform FragDenStaat

  1. 1. Campaigns to actively make governments more open and improve FOI legislation
  2. 2. Freedom of Information Campaigns
  3. 3. Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  4. 4. Reports of the Scientific Service of the German Bundestag
  5. 5. 2.102 requests ->
 Council of Elders of Parliament gave in and agreed to publication
  6. 6. Lobby statements to law proposals
  7. 7. 1.424 requests ->
 Ministries asked for a break and negotiations. Dedicated portal for legislative transparency planned.
  8. 8. Topf Secret
  9. 9. Topf Secret • A map with 300.000+ food related venues from OpenStreetMap • Pre-filled request form to the right food safety authority • 37.000+ requests from 21.000+ users
  10. 10. Resistance from the restaurant lobby
  11. 11. • Mixed handling by counties • food venues sue food authorities when they want to release the reports • 150+ court cases, mixed preliminary rulings, but almost all main proceedings won so far • Berlin is planning on publishing 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
  12. 12. Thank you Stefan Wehrmeyer

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