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On the occasion of 28 September, International Right To Know Day, the Information Commissioner has organized a panel discussion entitled “Achievements and challenges of transparent governance”, which will be held on Wednesday, 28 September 2016, from 11:00 to 13:00 at the Hotel Dubrovnik, in the Ban Zrinski Room, on Gajeva 1, Zagreb.

The focus of the panel discussion will be on the progress in the implementation of the new legal framework for the creation of access to information in three years since the establishment of the independent institution of the Information Commissioner, as well as on an assessment of the challenges that prevent us from the full realization of the goal of achieving a transparent and open government.

This year’s panel discussion will primarily focus on beneficiaries – the civil sector, the media and the academic community – in order to highlight their assessment of the progress and of the challenges encountered in the exercise of their rights.
Also, there will be a presentation of the tools which can help beneficiaries in achieving their rights, the TOM decisions and opinions of the Information Commissioner and of the High Administrative Court search engine, the list of public authorities, the Guide to citizens’ right to access to information, the Manual for officials in public authority bodies, and the English version of the Information Commissioner’s website, which were elaborated with the support of the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Republic of Croatia from 2014 until today.

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