Permanent and close co-operation of the Information Commissioner with state administration bodies and other state bodies consists of various formal and informal forms of cooperation. The most intensive co-operation takes place on the implementation of measures and activities from individual national strategic documents, on providing expert assistance on to the public authorities upon their request, and particularly through co-operation on promotional and educational events.
Co-operation with the Croatian Parliament is regularly maintained with regard to submitting the annual report and dealing with citizens’ requests. Co-operation is also regularly established with other bodies, particularly regarding education and promotion activities: the Ministry of Public Administration, the Ministry of Justice, the Office for the NGO´S of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Central State Office for the Development of the Digital Society, the Office of the National Security Council, the Personal Data Protection Agency and the State School for Public Administration. Collaboration with local and regional self-government units and their associations (Croatian County Association, Association of Cities and Association of Municipalities) was mainly carried out through organisation of educational activities, such as regional workshops within the framework of the ESF project “Strengthening the Capacities of Public Authorities, Associations, Media and Citizens for the Implementation of the Law on Access to Information”.
The Commissioner regularly participates in the work of the co-ordinating bodies for the development and implementation of strategic documents and accompanying action plans, as well as co-ordinating bodies and members (government bodies, other bodies, associations, academia. The most important among such coordinating bodies are the Anti-Corruption Council, the Open Government Partnership Initiative Council, the Coordination for the implementation of the Public Administration Development Strategy and the Coordinating Body for the Implementation of Open Data Policy. Within the aforementioned strategic documents and their action plans, the right to access information, the re-use of information and the public consultation have been identified as key tools for
achieving transparency and openness of public administration and administration, combating corruption, human rights protection and reforming and digitizing public administration.