How a crowdsourced FOI campaign improved EU transparency

Luisa Izuzquiza

April 18, 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.

Watch the Q&A for this session here.

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How a crowdsourced FOI campaign improved EU transparency (Luisa Izuzquiza - Access Info Europe) from mysociety