Commitments

04 opening data for public calls for media development

Country: Serbia
Action Plan: Serbia Action Plan 2018-2020
IRM Report: Serbia End-of-Term Report 2016–2018
Year Action Plan: 2018
 |  End Date: 3/31/2019

From the Action Plan

 
Opening of data from public calls for financing the work of associations and co-financing of development of the media content of public interest Opening of data from public calls for financing the work of associations and co-financing of development of the media content of public interest Q4 2018 - Q1 2019 Lead implementing agency Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Office for Information Technologies and e-Government Description of Commitment Problem addressed by the commitment Public data on the funding of projects in the public, business and civil sectors have garnered much interest from the public. It is estimated that almost RSD 17 billion was spent in 2016 from the budget line 481 for financing of projects alone, while RSD 2 billion was spent on cofinancing of projects for development of the media content of public interest. These data are available on the basis of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance. However, the procedure of accessing information is time-consuming and data are not machinereadable. Data on projects financed by citizens’ money must be published in an open format so they could be easily accessible and comparable. Adoption of the Law on e-Government and the planned Regulation on Detailed Requirements for Development and Maintenance of Official Websites of Authorities is an excellent opportunity to introduce the duty to publish data from public calls for financing projects for achievement of the public interest implemented 21 by associations and public calls for financing of projects for cofinancing of development of the media content of public interest in a machine-readable form. Main objective Publishing of data from public calls for financing projects for achievement of the public interest implemented by associations and public calls for financing of projects for co-financing of development of the media content of public interest in a machine-readable form. How will this commitment contribute to problem solving? Introduction of the duty to publish public data on projects financed (fully or partially) by public authorities in an open format on their official websites and on the Open Data Portal ensures almost full transparency in this field. When these data are published in an open format, it will no longer be necessary to submit requests to access information of public importance, which will facilitate the work of public authorities and the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection. In addition, open data on projects financed by public money will ensure easier analysis and reuse of public data which may provide additional value for state institutions and the business and civil sectors. The way in which this commitment is relevant to further advancing OGP values Introduction of this commitment will contribute to improvement of transparency of public authorities, and the expected result is achievement of almost full transparency of public data held by public authorities on the funding of projects implemented by associations and projects for the development of the media content. This will also increase accountability of public authorities and the quality of projects which pursue public interests. Additional information Activity with a verifiable deliverable and completion date Start Date: End Date: 1. Adoption of the Regulation on the Content of Websites of Public Authorities, which introduces the duty to publish public data on financed projects in an open data form Q4 2018 Q4 2018 2. Preparation of a guide Q1 2019 Q1 2019 22 Contact information Name of a responsible person in the implementing agency Natalija Pavlović Šiniković Mihailo Jovanović Title, Department Assistant Minister, MPALSG, Sector for Development of Good Governance Director, Office for Information Technologies and e-Government Email and phone number natalija.pavlovic@mduls.gov.rs mihailo.jovanovic@ite.gov.rs Other actors involved Administration Civil sector organisations, private sector, working groups CSOs that are members of the OGP Working Group

Lead Institution: Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Office for Information Technologies and e-Government


Support Institution: CSOs that are members of the OGP Working Group

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