The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and the Association for Sustainable Development “Milieukontakt Macedonia” Aarhus Center — Skopje have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
Plamenka Bojcheva, director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, and Maja Markovska, director of the Association for Sustainable Development “Milieukontakt Macedonia”, Aarhus Center — Skopje, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
This agreement establishes a long-term partnership between the Agency and the Association to promote the principles and provisions of the Law on Free Access to Public Information, the Convention on Access to Information and Public Participation in Decision-Making, and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, i.e. the Aarhus Convention.
By signing this Memorandum, the parties express their willingness to cooperate in the field of free access to information of a public character, thus raising public awareness of the right to free access to public information, increasing the transparency of information holders in the field of the environment, and organizing educational events for the implementation of the Law on the Free Access to Public Information and the Aarhus Convention.
The subject of this Memorandum is the preparation of a list of documents that, in accordance with national environmental legislation, must be published on the web pages of the holders. It also encompasses monitoring of the web pages of the holders in accordance with Article 10 of the Law on Law on the Free Access to Public Information, as well as the publication of the environmental information and procedures.
Moreover, the joint activities include the preparation of the monitoring reports, training organization for the applicants and holders of information on the Law on the Free Access to Public Information and the Aarhus Convention, public participation in decision-making in the field of the environment, and the development and joint participation in projects designed to implement the legal provisions for free access to public information and the Aarhus Convention.