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Civil Society Representatives met with the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice

On July 31st, 2013, the meeting of the representatives of the public agencies of the Ministry of Justice and civil society organization was held with the initiative of the Analytical Department of the Ministryof Justice, USAID, and Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) program and Institute for development of Public Information (IDFI) at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the draft decree of the Government of Georgia (GoG) on Electronic Request of

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Public discussion on Freedom of Information and Citizens’ Active Engagement, held in Marneuli at the USAID Center for Civic Engagement

On 30th July, 2013 in the framework of the project Improving of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Increasing Public Awareness on FOIA the public discussion was organized in Marneuli at the USAID Center of Civic Engagement. The goal of the public discussion is to advance of citizens awareness on the freedom of information and active involvement of stakeholders on public disclosure process. Levan Avalishvili, IDFI Chairman, made a presentation about the existing legislative re

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Round Table Discussion “Open Government Partnership and Citizens Participation”

On 29th July, 2013, the round table discussion on Open Government Partnership and citizens participation, initiated by the Ministry of Justice was organized by the USAID, G-3 program and Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in the framework of the Inter-Agency Coordination Council on Anti-Corruption and Good Governence of Georgia. The main goal of the meeting was to introduce international tendencies under the Open Government Partnership as well as developi

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Public Discussion on “Freedom of Information & Citizens Participation”, held in Kutaisi

On 27 July 2013, local non-governmental organizations, mass-media representatives and active citizens tool part in the public discussion, held at the USAID Kutaisi Center for Civic Engagement. Open discussions are planned in the framework of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the USAID, G-3 Program consortium project Improving of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Increasing Public Awareness on FOIA. The project aims at promoting establis

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The right of access to information in the European Union institutions and the role of the European Ombudsman

Author: Nino Tsukhishvili The right of access to information in the European Union institutions and the role of the European Ombudsman The right of access to information is an essential element for providing transparency of the European Union institutions, promoting good governance of the decision-making bodies and ensuring communication between the European citizens and the institutions of the European Union.The principle of transparency requires access to official documents hel

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The right of access to information in the European Union institutions and the role of the European Ombudsman

The article will discuss the scope of the legislation, the restrictions of the right to receive information and its procedural guarantees as well as the role of the European Ombudsman in the effective implementation of the right of access to information and the latest cases decided by the European Ombudsman in this area.

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24th July Round Table on Proactive Disclosure of Public Information

On July 24th, 2013 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with support of the USAID Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) Program organized a round table: Proactive Disclosure of Public Information and invited NGOs, experts and Mass-media representatives working in the field of freedom of Information. The Round table was welcomed by Maia Gogoladze, USAID, G-3 Program Deputy Chief of Party,. She in general introduced the IDFI/ USAID, G-3 project Improving of

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Experts of IDFI Held Trainings for Civil Servants

Training was held by the Chancellery of Georgia, Civil Service Bureau and the Supporting Electronic Governance in Georgia program of the EU on the issues of e-governance. The training was led by the experts of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). With the participants of the training they shared the experience accumulated as a result of several years of work on the issues related to e-governance. The opening was attended by the director of the Electronic Gove

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Round Table Concerning the Issue of Proactive Disclosure of Information

On July 18, 2013 hotel Sheraton Metechi Palace hosted a round table organized by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, USAID and Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). The event was dedicated to the issue of proactive disclosure of information. Round table commenced with the speeches of the deputy minister of Justice Aleksandre Baramidze and the deputy director of USAID Good Governance program Maia Gogoladze. Meeting was attended by the representatives of all

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Decree “About the Necessary Measures for the Implementation of the Action Plan of Georgia for the Open Government Partnership”

The Government of Georgia published an official decree “about the necessary measures for the implementation of the action plan of Georgia for the Open Government Partnership”, in which it took into account the recommendations developed by the Civil Society of Georgia, led by IDFI, regarding the action plan of Georgia, sent to the Prime Minister of Georgia on February 5th, 2012.

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