Free access to information of public importance - legislation and practice
More than 60 authorized representatives of the various public authorities from Niš attended a training session organized by the Office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Protection of Personal Data on the topic - Free access to information of public importance, legislation, and practice – the procedure of handling requests for free access to information of public importance.
The training was conducted by the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Protection of Personal Data Milan Marinović, Rosana Lemut - Strle lecturer from Slovenia, and acting assistant to the general secretary - Sector for complaints and enforcement in the field of access to information of public importance, Slavoljupka Pavlović. This training was held with the support of the multi-donor project "Support for Strengthening Rule of Law in the Republic of Serbia" (EU FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION AND FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS) jointly financed by the EU, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Austrian Development cooperation (ADC), while the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is responsible for the implementation of this project activity.
The goal of the training was to acquaint the authorized representatives for handling requests for free access to information of public importance from invited public authorities with the current legal solutions (in the EU and the Republic of Serbia) and to train them for the proper application of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance. Field trainings, which are implemented as part of the project support in four selected local self-government units, are particularly important for capacity building in the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance and aim to raise the awareness of the public and inform citizens in this area.