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Open.cz 2014

Year of granting the aid: 2014
Realisation date: 01.09.2014 – 30.06.2015
Amount: 200 000 CZK
Organization: Otevřená společnost, o.p.s.

The aim of the project is the support and development of a program of the Open Society focused on free access to information and strengthen its role as a leader among the civil society in securing the enforcement of the right to information. In terms of content, the project responds to the problem of corruption in the Czech society and offers a simple tool usable by each citizen of our country – a request for information. The project responds to efforts of the present government to amend the law on free access to information. Representatives of the organization will be active opponents of forthcoming amendment. In terms of organizational capacity project responds to the need to change the program work toward greater use of modern technology, efficiency and diversification of the consultancy and the need for massive communication with the public on issues related to the excercise of the right to information as a basic anti-corruption tool. The project fits into the organization’s programming strategy for the years 2013 – 2018, which aim is to diversify financial sources of the program. Expected results:

  • change advisory portal otevrete.cz to become clear, accessible and user-friendly and simple tool for individuals;
  • advocacy for new draft amendment to the law on free access to information;
  • massive communication of the Open x Closed Award

In March 2014 Open society p.b.o, received a grant from the Karel Janecek Foundation, which supports the direction of the project development. The proposed project will complement this grant.