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Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies (GR0040)



Action Plan: Greece National Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: NA

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Records Management

IRM Review

IRM Report: Greece End-of-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: No

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



Context The public administration elaborates studies and researches that concern the sectors of development of human resources, introduction of organizational changes, function and innovative methods, procedures and approaches in public administration and the local government. These are executed within the framework of self-funding actions from the Ministries and the Bodies or with the form of contractor projects, remunerated working groups, or even non remunerated working groups formed by officers of the public administration and researchers. The lack of a unique mean of gathering, documentation maintenance diffusion and open service for studies and research as well as the produced knowledge extracted by them, came to cover the law 3966/2011. According to this law, the pertinence for gathering, processing, and diffusing of elements and information in subjects of developing human resources as well as the introduction of organizational changes operation and innovative methods, procedures and approaches in public administration and the local government is assigned to the National School of Public Administration and Local Government and especially in its unit for Documentation and Innovation acknowledging the role as consultant of the public administration for the prior reported issues. Within the framework of application of the law 3966/2011 the unit for Documentation and Innovation of the National School of Public Administration and Local Government, has organized operationally and has completed institutionally the procedure of gathering, the documentation and the disposition of the studies and of the data starting from the reach material that itself occupies in a wide cognitive field. That’s how had been created the Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies, researches. With the 1657/15-2-2012 (NNP: Β4ΩΛ4691Φ0-ΦΞ0) Ministerial decision of the deputy Minister of administrative reform and E-Government and the 4266/6-04-2012 circular by the General Secretary of the National School of Public Administration and Local Government is determined fully the procedure of submission of studies and researches. Commitment description: Procedure simplification with the ability of unique submission in Transparency platform and announcement only of the NNP and the necessary elements by the submitted evidence for the adequate registration and documentation at the digital repository of the National School of Public Administration and Local Government. Utilization of the gathered elements OGP Values: Access to the public information, accountability, participation Implementation Bodies: Implementation: Ministry of Interior& Administrative Reconstruction - the institutional level, National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government the technical and operational level. Objective To be accomplished the objectives of the law for gathering, open disposition of data, studies and researches as such to develop farther the results and their elements by all the public administration and the citizens. Means for the implementation: The normative adjustments for the accomplishment of the commitment will be contributed by the Ministry of Interior& Administrative Reform – Sector of Administrative Reform & EGovernment and the technics and operational regulations by the National School of Public Administration and Local Government

IRM End of Term Status Summary

Commitment 10: Open Public Administration Studies

Commitment 10. Digital repository of Public Administration Studies

Procedure simplification with the ability of unique submission in Transparency platform and announcement only of the NNP and the necessary elements by the submitted evidence for the adequate registration and documentation at the digital repository of the National School of Public Administration and Local Government. Utilization of the gathered elements.

Responsible Institution(s): Ministry of Interior& Administrative Reform & National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government

Supporting Institution(s): none

Start Date:  July 2016 End Date: December 2017

Editorial Note: The action plan text has been abridged by the IRM. For the full version, please see

Commitment Aim:

This commitment aimed to provide citizens with access to studies and reports that were funded using public money. According to the current regulatory framework these studies were to be uploaded to the Depository for State Treasure Studies. Because only a small percentage of studies is currently published, this commitment aspires to enforce a legal mandate to employ the Diavgeia Transparency Portal as the single point for submitting studies.[Note 120: OGP, “Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Progress Report 2016–2018: Greece”,] However, the commitment language is vague and thus the potential impact remained unclear.


Midterm: Not Started

At the midterm evaluation there was no evidence to indicate the progress status of this commitment. It was unclear which areas the regulatory amendment should improve. Additionally, the government self-assessment report made no mention of this commitment.

End of Term: Not Started

According to the PoC there has been no progress in implementing this commitment.[Note 121: Nancy Routzouni, national point of contact, response to IRM researcher questionnaire, September 2018.]

Did It Open Government?

Access to information: Did Not Change

Since commitment implementation has not yet started there has been no change in government practice.

Carried forward?

There is no indication that this commitment will be carried forward. The government could specify the content of the regulatory intervention. A representative from Open Technologies Alliance (GFOSS) noted that it would be useful for researchers and civil society alike to develop a specific methodology to ensure that all research and studies paid for by the government are available in the system. These documents could also make use of the Creative Commons license, allowing them to be reused. The government could make the uploading of publicly funded studies and research on the Diavgeia Transparency Portal a prerequisite for completing payment for the study.[Note 122: OGP, “Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Progress Report 2016–2018: Greece”,


Greece's Commitments

  1. Framework law on Open & Participative Governance

    GR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in the Assessment of the Public Sector

    GR0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  3. Publicity of Organisational Charts & Entities of the Public Sector

    GR0033, 2016, E-Government

  4. Accountability and Settlement of Disputes between the citizens and the Public Sector

    GR0034, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  5. Guide and Standardization for the provision of Services & for Procedures per Service/entity

    GR0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  6. Improvement of the open deliberation procedure

    GR0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. National Register of Line Managers of the Public Administration (Register)

    GR0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  8. Implementation of the assessment of employees and services and control methods

    GR0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Implementation of a System for the Selection of Managers

    GR0039, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies

    GR0040, 2016, Capacity Building

  11. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0041, 2016, E-Government

  12. Geospatial Maritime Data

    GR0042, 2016, E-Government

  13. Ship/Company and Seafarer Registers

    GR0043, 2016, E-Government

  14. Marine and Maritime Activity

    GR0044, 2016, E-Government

  15. Starred commitment Public Property Open Data

    GR0045, 2016, E-Government

  16. KPI’s for the implementation of Public and EU Financed Projects

    GR0046, 2016, E-Government

  17. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, E-Government

  18. Protocol Digitization

    GR0048, 2016, E-Government

  19. Informative Actions on open data for young people in Secondary and higher Education

    GR0049, 2016, Education

  20. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Provision of open data for Justice

    GR0051, 2016, E-Government

  22. Enhanced statistical data of justice open to the public

    GR0052, 2016, E-Government

  23. Open provision of Geo-data

    GR0053, 2016, E-Government

  24. Open-Participatory Budget

    GR0054, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  25. Regional Council Platform (Open Regional Council)

    GR0055, 2016, E-Government

  26. Open - Participatory Budget

    GR0056, 2016, E-Government

  27. Capture and Evaluation Platform for Regional Technical Projects

    GR0057, 2016, E-Government

  28. City Dashboard

    GR0058, 2016, E-Government

  29. Online Consultation Platform

    GR0059, 2016, E-Government

  30. Open Data Index for cities and local administrations

    GR0060, 2016, E-Government

  31. Linked, Open and Participatory Budgets

    GR0061, 2016, E-Government

  32. School of data for public servants

    GR0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. The collaborative wikification of public services procedures

    GR0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. Strengthening openness and accessibility of the Parliament

    GR0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Institutional and technological upgrading of Transparency Program

    GR0012, 2014, E-Government

  36. Public participation in decision making

    GR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  37. Integration of PSI Directive on the re-use of public sector information

    GR0014, 2014, E-Government

  38. Regulatory amendments for the management and provision of open data

    GR0015, 2014, Capacity Building

  39. Implementation of platform for central distribution of public open data

    GR0016, 2014, E-Government

  40. Provision of open geospatial data

    GR0017, 2014, E-Government

  41. Provision of open cultural data

    GR0018, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  42. Provision of open data for offshore companies

    GR0019, 2014, E-Government

  43. Open provision of Public Sector critical data sets

    GR0020, 2014, E-Government

  44. Open invitations for filling posts in the public sector

    GR0021, 2014, E-Government

  45. Public administration organizational chart publication

    GR0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  46. Coordination and monitoring of Open Government policy

    GR0023, 2014, Audits and Controls

  47. Reorganization of inspectorate bodies and strategic alliance development against corruption

    GR0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  48. Tracking changes on bills (from submission to voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, E-Government

  49. Usability and functionality improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ section of the Hellenic Parliament website

    GR0026, 2014, E-Government

  50. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and implementation of new standards-technologies

    GR0027, 2014, E-Government

  51. Provision of historical parliamentary documents to the public

    GR0028, 2014, E-Government

  52. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, E-Government

  53. On line provision of Exhibitions

    GR0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  54. Increase number of legislative acts going through online deliberation

    GR0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  55. Capitalize on citizen comments and suggestions

    GR0002, 2012, Public Participation

  56. Operate central e-procurement information system

    GR0003, 2012, E-Government

  57. Operate central ERP information system

    GR0004, 2012, E-Government

  58. Operate central HRMS information system

    GR0005, 2012, E-Government

  59. Open data regarding prices, as collected by Prices Observatory

    GR0006, 2012, Open Data

  60. Resolve legal issues regarding state geo-data

    GR0007, 2012, Land & Spatial Planning

  61. Offer additional taxation data

    GR0008, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  62. Augment functionality of the Transparency Program

    GR0009, 2012, E-Government

  63. Publicise Public Sector procurement information

    GR0010, 2012, E-Government

  64. Enable open, transparent and safeguarded document circulation

    GR0011, 2012, E-Government