How a crowdsourced FOI campaign improved EU transparency

Luisa Izuzquiza

18 Apr 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Auditorium 1

Years of FOI requests and appeals finally led to the turning point in Access Info Europe’s quest to open up travel expenses: an online request campaign.

Luisa digs deep into the mechanics of such a campaign: how to set it up, the main challenges and obstacles, and the solutions they found to counter them; technical preparations, coordination, setbacks, tips, and lessons learnt.

She also introduces the FOI online portal AskTheEU.org, managed by Access Info Europe and mySociety, and made possible by the Alaveteli software.