International Right to Know Day will be marked in Brussels by a seminar organised by the European Ombudsman and Transparency International on 28th September.
International Right to Know Day was established in 2003 by access to information advocates to raise awareness of every individual’s right of access to information. While much progress has been made in the EU over the past decade, the fact remains that one third of the inquiries the European Ombudsman carries out each year concern lack of transparency. This includes refusal to give access to documents, the composition of expert groups or how public consultations are conducted. In this seminar, the state of play concerning transparency at the EU level, as well as in the Member States, will be discussed.
The registration form is available here.