On February 15 2013, the Croatian Parliament adopted a new Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), following a decade of advocacy, public campaigns, research, law amendments and public discussions. During its long-term monitoring of implementation and research on FoIA implementation in Croatia (researches available in Croatian here), active participation in the working group for FoIA amendments
This is the first in a five part series of posts based on Q&As with selected countries and their experiences with the OGP process at the national level. This first post is a Q&A with Katarina Ott, Director at the Institute of Public Finance in Croatia. 1. Describe the process Since Croatia applied to join
Since Croatia applied to join the OGP in 2011 when the then government was more focused on parliamentary elections than on plans for the future, OGP related activities were run by enthusiasts from civil society organisations (CSOs, e.g. GONG ), academia (e.g. the Institute of Public Finance), the Office of the President and a few
As we quickly approach next week’s high-level event in Brasilia, we wanted to take a minute to update readers on the OGP Networking Mechanism (NM). As some readers of this blog know., we at Global Integrity are managing the NM, a service provided to OGP governments through which we introduce governments to some of the world’s leading open government experts (from the public, private, and civic sectors) to help those governments develop more innovative, “stretch” OGP commitments.