Improving the Practice of Consulting the Interested Public in Procedures of Adopting New Laws: Amend Procedural Rules (HR0009)
Action Plan: Croatia Action Plan 2012-2013
Action Plan Cycle: 2012
Lead Institution: Government of the Republic of Croatia, upon the proposal by the Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs
Support Institution(s): NA
Policy AreasDemocratizing Decision-Making, Open Parliaments, Participation in Lawmaking, Public Participation, Regulatory Governance
Implementing activity 9.1
Introduce amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Croatian Government which stipulate the obligation of referring the proposals of draft regulations to the process of consultations (in line with the Code of Practice on Consultation) and require submitting the report on conducted consultations together with draft laws and other regulations "Implementing activity 9.2
Set up a standardized internet system for consulting the public in the procedure of adopting new laws, other regulations and acts
(Implementation Indicators: Draft laws, other regulations and acts about which competent state administration bodies conduct consultations with the interested public are timely published on the web portal for consultations before being submitted to the Government for adoption, in line with the Code.)" "Implementing activity 9.3
Conduct regular training for consultation coordinators and other civil servants so that they are proficient in using the Code of Practice efficiently.
(Implementation Indicators: No less than three two-day seminars for the training of consultation coordinators and other civil servants )" "Implementing activity 9.4
Prepare annual reports on the efficient implementation of the Code of Practice on
Consultation with the Interested Public in procedures of adopting new laws, other
regulations and acts
(Implementation Indicators: Annual report on the implementation of the Code of Practice on Consultation drawn up)" "Implementing activity 9.5
Include the representatives of public employees, scientists, and experts in the work of the Croatian Parliament working bodies.
(Implementation Indicators: Public employees, scientists, and experts are involved in the work of all Croatian Parliament working bodies)"