In April 2014 amendments were made to the legislation regulating the whistle blower protection issues in Georgia. Number of the recommendations that IDFI had been advocating for already in February this year were taken into consideration. Nevertheless many important topics are still left out of the legislation.
Appeal of the OGP Forum Member Organizations to the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia
On June 6, hotel “Vere Palace” hosted the OGP forum meeting, held within the frames of the Anti-Corruption Council. The meeting was attended by the representatives of government, parliament and NGO sector. Meeting aimed at discussing the commitments taken under the 2014-15 action plan according to the recommendations, elaborated by the NGOs and comments, provided by the steering committee of OGP.
Access to Information in Public Institutions (October 2013 - March 2014)
One of the major aims of the research was displaying whether the public institutions managed to maintain the positive tendencies in terms of access to information after the October 1, 2012 parliamentary elections.
On April 16th, 2014 IDFI requested information from the Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance about the cases of bribery, misuse of power and misappropriation or embezzlement for 2004-2014.
On May 8, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information, in cooperation with the Tax Payers Union (TPU) organized round table discussion on the issue of “Role of the State-Owned Enterprises in development of the Agriculture Sector”
On May 8-9 Dublin hosted the OGP regional meeting, attended by the Open Government Partnership member states. European regional meeting is a platform for the member states to share their achievements in the process of elaborating the action plans, challenges and the future plans. Regional meeting was attended by the representatives of government, civil and business sector from various states.
Today Dublin hosts the last day of the OGP regional meeting.
Currently Dublin hosts the Open Government Partnership regional meeting, which aims t introducing the 2014-2015 draft action plans of the member states to the international society.