• Organization TypeFoundation
  • HeadquartersBulgaria
  • Founded2001

Access to Information Programme Foundation

Twenty-two years already Access to Information Programme Foundation has been perseveringly following its mission to assist the exercise of the right to information. Since its establishment in 1996, AIP has been running a permanent campaign for improving the access to information situation in Bulgaria and has been actively participating in international networks and initiatives related to the right to information. The Goals of Access to Information Programme are: to assist the exercise of the right of access to information to encourages the citizens’ demand for government held information through civic education in the freedom of information area to advocate for enhanced transparency in the work of public institutions at central and local level Access to Information Programme activities: AIP monitors the freedom of information legislation in Bulgaria and participates in the debates for its compliance with the international standards in the area AIP works with an established network of 27 journalists in regional cities throughout the country that monitors the access to information implementation practices and gives recommendations for their improvement AIP prepares and performs special access to information surveys AIP provides consultations on cases concerning the right of access to information – in more than 5,500 cases already AIP provides legal help in individual cases of information seeking AIP raises public awareness on the right of access to information through the media, publicly expresses opinion on current problems and debates related to the access to information and its misuse at all levels AIP organizes workshops, seminars and conferences on access to information AIP holds specialized freedom of information trainings for civil servants and local administration officials, journalists, and nongovernmental organizations AIP prepares information materials and publications for the central and local press AIP maintains an Internet site with up-to-date information about the developments in the access to information area in Bulgaria and abroad AIP prepares and publishes handbooks on how to exercise the right of access to information, as well as publications clarifying particular aspects of the access to information legislation AIP issues and disseminates a monthly electronic Newsletter which contains national and international access to information related news AIP is an active member of the International Freedom of Information Advocates Network
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Company Offices

  • Bulgaria (headquarters)
  • Sofia
  • bul. Vasil Levski 76 fl. 3