In October 2013 IDFI renewed its project Public Information Database – www.opendata.ge with the financial support of Open Society Foundation Georgia. Within the auspices of the current project, IDFI has undertaken to assess the access to information practice in different public entities in Georgia. Similar to the activities performed during the previous project, IDFI continues to request information from public entities and assess their rating of access to information.
At this point, IDFI presents its research on the topic of access to information at state universities of Georgia.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), founded in 2009, is a non-entrepreneurial, non-commercial legal entity. IDFI is committed to enhance the development and the implementation of the democratic values, also supports government agencies via academic-research activities and drawn-out analytical works and recommendations.
On 20-21st of October, 2014 IDFI delivered discussions titled “Control Your Government” at Rustavi and Gori Civic Engagement Centers. The discussions are conducted in the framework of the project “Enhancing E-Skills of Controlling Government among Young People”.
According to the memorandum, both sides are obliged to share information to determine and fulfill joint objectives better. They will cooperate in preparation of interim reports, video clips, informational guidelines and in conduction of communication campaigns.
Giorgi Kldiashvili, director at IDFI will speak about citizens' rights and participation mechanisms.
According to amendments made to Georgian constitution in 2009, Kutaisi has been named as the parliamentary city.
IDFI will lead a seminar about OGP issues at Akaki Tsereteli University (Green Hall) on 16th October at 14:00
Presentation of the project Stalin’s Lists was held at the building of the National Library on October 8. David Usuphashvili, head of Parliament also attended the event. He gave a speech, stating that being aware about recent history is very important for every citizen of Georgia.
IDFI and Ministry of Justice of Georgia calls journalists for participation in OGP workshop, which will be held on 11th of October at 12:00 (Club FrontLine Georgia, Lado Asatiani Street #62.
Until recently Georgia has exercised one of the most liberal migration policies in the world (visa free stay for up to 360 days, the possibility to apply for the visa on the directly on the border and etc), nevertheless it will not come as a surprise to state that the country has gradually started to adopt restrictive immigration policy. IDFI decided to look into the rationale of amending the migration policy, and on September 12th reffered to the government of Georgia with the FOI request to indicate the international agreements, as well as the research conducted and/or statistical data obtained based on which the reform was conducted. This article based on the official documents received from the government of Georgia, sums up the arguments of adopting a restrictive visa regime in Georgia and informs the reader on the process of adopting the applicable legislation.
|20 January 2019|