The aim of the project is to put at the Romanian public’s disposal the Romanian version of a classic anticorruption work, drawn up and permanently updated by Transparency International. Thus we brought conceptual clarification into the public debate in corruption and helped clarify the main options in formulating the public policies aimed at reducing corruption. The project's location is Bucharest.
The project amended the government’s project aimed at obtaining higher transparency in the process of public regulation and decision making at the level of local and central administration. Also, the project offered citizens and the administration a Guide to the Implementation of Law 52/2003 regulating Decisional Transparency in Public Administration.
a research focusing on jurisprudence cases solved by the European Ombudsman in regard to access to public information;
establish relations with the European Ombudsman and organize exchanges: a visit of 2-3 Romanian Ombudsmen to the European Ombudsman and the other way around, so as to discuss cases in which the citizens right to access public information needed to be defended;
organize round tables on the occasion of the European Ombudsman’s visit, presenting relevant cases and particularities of the European institution. Participants in the roundtables: Romanian Ombudsman representatives, members of the European Commission Delegation, Public Information Ministry representatives, journalists, representatives of NGOs. These roundtables resulted in a document outlining the modalities in which the Ombudsman can defend citizens’ right to access public information;
editing and publishing promotional materials used to raise public awareness on the role of the Ombudsman in defending the citizens’ right to access public information, according to the European model;
organize public campaigns combining dissemination of printed promotional materials with a mass media campaign;
a conference to evaluate the project and plan a follow-up, with the participation of the European Ombudsman, the European Commission Delegation, USAID and other potential strategic donors, nongovernmental activists and representatives of organizations from different parts of Romania who assumed the task to distribute promotional materials throughout the country.