On September 14-15, within the scopes of the Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) the Parliament of Georgia is hosting a Conference of the Open Government Partnership's Legislative Openness Working Group entitled: Committing to Openness: Parliamentary Action Plans, Standards, and Data.
From August 31 to September 2 the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) hosted Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in New-York, US. The conference was attended by about 180 parliamentary leaders, including more than 35 Deputy Speakers from nearly 140 countries.
France adopted the National Action Plan (hereafter Action Plan) on parliamentary openness in the framework of „Open Government Partnership” (OGP) program in July 2015 French National Assembly commits itself to strengthen the transparency of the legislative process and increase the involvement of citizens in National Assembly’s work.
Parliament of Georgia should publish its decrees and most importantly, an amendments made to the bill in a timely manner to empower citizens and give them a genuine opportunity to become aware with the executed changes and express their ideas through the appropriate means.
Director of IDFI, Giorgi Kldiashvili was invited to participate in the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference
The Open Parliament 2015-2016 Action Plan, under the sub-chapter 3.1 Posting Documents on the Website of the Parliament of Georgia in an Editable Format, states that the Parliament of Georgia publishes information on its website in PDF format; this makes it difficult for the user to change the file and generally to manipulate text. Thus, the Action Plan proposes more reader friendly, editable formats such as HTML, MS Word, etc.
How Active Is The State Constitutional Commission
On August 20th, 2015 representatives of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), analyst – Goga Tushurashvili and Lawyer- Nino Merebashvili held a training for librarians from the regions of Georgia.
In August 2015 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) received the highest ranking of transparency by Transparify, a project funded by the Think Tank Fund of the Open Society Foundations and managed by CRRC. The project which started in January 2014 provides the first-ever global rating of the financial transparency of major think tanks worldwide.