Forum discussed the participation of Georgia at the Open Government Reward Competition in 2015. The subject of the competition for the current year is development of state services that are considered as one of the main components of the transparency governed by OGP.
Public involvement is key to the openness, it’s one out of the five main priorities set to achieve the parliamentary openness. For this purpose IDFI held a survey between 29th of April to 19th of May. Respondents chose 3 most important recommendations out of 7, which arose as a result of research carried out in regard of Parliamentary Openness.
On the 17th of June, Meeting of the Inter-Factional Group and the Open Parliament Georgia Working Group was held. The meeting was conducted within the scopes of the project - "Supporting Parliament of Georgia Involvement in Open Government Partnership".
The paper was prepared for the conference “Central and Eastern European e-Democracy and e-Governance Days” held in Budapest on May 7-8, 2015 by representative of E-governance Institute, Eric B. Jackson
On June 12th, Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University, hosted a meeting in order to support the parliamentary transparency, openness and citizen participation within the scopes of the project - “Supporting Parliament of Georgia Involvement in Open Government Partnership”.
The proponents of ‚smart‘ cities frequently make the claim that the digitization of city halls can help cities to become more transparent, responsive and participatory.
On May 29th, 2015 the Report of the Public Defender of Georgia on the Situation of Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms in Georgia was published. The report covers the cases of human rights breaches, inter alia the case of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development violating the rights of IDFI as well as the case of illegal detainment of Giorgi Kldiashvili – the Director of IDFI.
According to the government decree about regulations on the bonuses in public service, in lots of institutions bonuses were replaced with salary supplements
After thousands of shocking cases of illegal surveillance and wiretapping by the government revealed prior to Parliamentary Elections 2012, regulating the issue was one of the main pre-Election promises of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition.
IDFI monitored the situation on Georgian market, found out where citizens can buy set top boxes, how many of them are available in the shops and what are their prices.