AsktheEU.org and the EU Institutions: The Challenge of running an Alaveteli Request Platform

Madrid, 22 May 2015 – Following AlaveteliCon 2015 in Madrid on 19-20 May, Access Info Europe’s director Helen Darbishire, reflects on 3.5 years of running the AsktheEU.org website for making documents requests to the European Union.

In particular she notes the successes, challenges and lessons learned about the relationship with the EU Institutions and public officials.

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400 Access to Documents requests made through AsktheEU.org

Madrid, 5 March 2013 – Last week AsktheEU.org observed the 400th access to documents request made on the website since the launch on 28th September 2011.

Since then, AsktheEU.org’s users have made access to documents requests to the EU institutions on a wide variety of topics and themes which reflect ongoing European debates or which have an impact on the lives of European citizens.

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AsktheEU.org attends #AlaveteliCon

This week, representatives of AsktheEU.org and Access Info Europe attended the successful (and first ever) #AlaveteliCon, organised by MySociety in Oxford on 2nd and 3rd April 2012.

The event was attended by other Alaveteli installations from the UK, Europe and South America and included representatives from a variety of organisations from across the world who were interested in installing the software, learning more about it or bringing their experiences of requesting freedom of information in their country.

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