On March 13-15, Tatyana Tolsteneva, FIF Development Manager, took part in a seminar How Can Media Help to Involve Citizens in OGP Processes? organized in Kiev by Transparency International – Ukraine.
On March 19, Tatyana Tolsteneva, FIF Development Manager, took part in a webinar organized within OGP Networking Mechanism and dedicated to e-petitions.
Specificities on e-petition mechanism in various countries were discussed. Experts from the UK and the US shared their views on e-petition efficiency based on globally recognized experience of their countries.
Also, e-petition efficiency evaluation aspects were discussed.
Our monitoring of official websites' informational openness is surely aimed not only to study current state of affairs. Each monitoring cycle allows government bodies' officials to improve their website contents and quality, and sometimes to achieve practical perfection. This is why a monitoring cycle includes an online interaction period following initial assessment.
On March 2, 2013, the official website of the Constitutional Court of Russia published the Court's definition on FIF lawyers' application against the Federal Law On the Procedure for Reviewing Applications from Citizens of the Russian Federation. We contested Article 5, Paragraph 2 of that law since it allows government bodies to deny a citizen of access to materials of inspections held upon his/her request if the materials in question touch rights of third parties.
Expert and Public Discussion of the Standard for Openness of Federal Executive Government Bodies' ActivitiesSubmitted by Inna Kremen on 5 March, 2013 - 11:05
On March 1, an expert/public discussion (organized within the Open Government) of draft Standard for openness of federal executive government bodies' activities took place in Moscow.
On March 1, a conference Democratic Institutions in the Conditions of Informational Society Development organized by the Institute of State and Law (Russian Academy of Sciences) took part in Moscow. It was dedicated to key problems in the information law field.
On February 28, Tatyana Tolsteneva, FIF Development Manager, attended a presentation of the British Embassy's Prosperity Fund in Russia.
The presentation covered the Fund priorities for 2013-2014, guidelines for competition applicants, and key aspects of implementation of socially significant programs supported by the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Russia.