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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Estonia is a post-Soviet Baltic nation of 1.3 million people, with Russia located on its Eastern border. The past ten years have seen Estonia implement comprehensive e-Government policies providing quality internet access to 70% of rural citizens (Statistics Estonia, 2012). In 2012, Estonia was the highest ranked post-Soviet country in e-Government capabilities by the UN Public Administration Program at 20th overall.
On April 25th, 2013, the National Security Archive (George Washington University, DC) and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized a two-day conference in the Kopala Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information in cooperation with the Center for Post Soviet Studies will present the final results of monitoring of official Facebook and web-pages of public institutions on June 25th, Tuesday, at Courtyard Marriot. Presentation will cover the concept of citizen platform www.ichange.ge, rating of public institutions according to the communication mechanisms of their e-resources and recommendations for improving bilateral communication be