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Transparent Romania

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The programme ‘Transparent Romania’ launched by the Agency for Governmental Strategies (AGS) in 2006, 2007 and 2008, aims to optimise public information activities, enhance citizen involvement in decisionmaking processes, reduce corruption, apply transparency laws consistently and promote good practices in implementing these laws.

AGS is a specialised body of the central public administration, subordinated to the government. It is responsible for monitoring the application of Law no.544/2001 on free access to information of public interest and of Law no. 52/2003 on decision-making transparency in public administration. AGS informs the government about the application of these two laws, elaborating annual reports on the national implementation level. AGS regularly organises training seminars for public employees of central and local public administration and provides consulting for public institutions and authorities in the field of free access to information of public interest and of institutional transparency. AGS also organises public information campaigns on the rights conferred by the two laws. The target of the ‘Transparent Romania’ programme is the functional partnership between administration and citizens - by elaborating and adopting normative acts, taking consistent and beneficial decisions in the public interest, drastically reducing corruption and eventually establishing effective administrative practices.

In this context, the agency has invited non-governmental organisations with expertise in the field of transparency to present projects to be funded by AGS in the following priority areas:

  • Informing citizens of and promoting local legislation on institutional transparency;
  • Training public employees on the implementation of transparency laws;
  • Monitoring implementation of Law no.544/2001 on free access to information of public interest and Law no.52/2003 on decision-making transparency in public administration institutions or institutions having public information duties;
  • Increasing public involvement in decision-making.

Through the activities and actions of ASG, INA, and NGOs, the ability of public servants to implement good practices in the field of transparency improvement increases from year to year. Public servants have understood that the laws of transparency impact positively on the interaction between administrations and citizens in the decision-making process.

Award info
Award category: citizen involvement
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
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Keywords: Transparency, access to information, corruption reduction
Short English description: The target of the ‘Transparent Romania’ programme is the functional partnership between administration and citizens - by elaborating and adopting normative acts, taking consistent and beneficial decisions in the public interest, drastically reducing corruption and eventually establishing effective administrative practices
Further information
Organisation: Agency for Governmental Strategies (AGS)
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Level of government: national level
Size of organisation: 50-100
Number of people involved:
Country: Romania
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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