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Register of Civil Society Proposals (RO0052)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Romania Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Transport (MT), Directorate of Communication, Relations with Trade Unions, Employers and Non-Governmental Organizations

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Legislative, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Register of civil society proposals
2018-2020 Lead implementing agency/actor Ministry of Transport (MT), Directorate of Communication, Relations with Trade Unions, Employers and Non-Governmental Organizations What is the public problem that the commitment will address? At present, although the provisions of Law no. 52/2003, republished, allow the participation of civil society in the decision-making process in the public administration, the number of proposals received from its representatives is relatively low Commitment description What is the commitment? On the website of the Ministry of Transport, http://www.mt.gov.ro, a section will be published for the proposals received from the civil society regarding draft normative acts initiated by the ministry. The section will be periodically updated with documents received from civil society. How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? By publishing the Registry, civil society representatives will be able to verify whether the proposals have been received, what is the registration number as well as the arguments of the specialized departments for the non-accepted amendments. Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? The major objective is to encourage civil society to participate in the decision-making process in the public administration by submitting proposals / comments on draft normative acts. Milestone activity with a verifiable deliverable Responsible agency / partner Start Date: End Date: Development of the section Register of Proposals MT 2018 Uploading proposals received from civil society MT 2018 2018 Updating with new proposals received from civil society MT 2018 2020

IRM Midterm Status Summary

5. Register of civil society proposals

Commitment Text: "On the website of the Ministry of Transport, http://www.mt.gov.ro, a section will be published for the proposals received from the civil society regarding draft normative acts initiated by the ministry. The section will be periodically updated with documents received from civil society."

Milestones:

    • Development of the section Register of Proposals
    • Uploading proposals received from civil society
    • Updating with new proposals received from civil society

Start Date: 2018 ...............................................

End Date: 2020

Editorial Note: The commitment text is abridged. The full text can be found in the OGP 2018-2020 national action plan.

Context and Objectives

According to an interviewed representative of the Ministry of Transport (MoT), from the approximately 240 draft normative acts placed yearly by MoT under consultation, only 10 receive sufficient public feedback, while the rest receive none or too little. Moreover, without a public Register of Proposals (RP), it is difficult for MoT to prove it has responded to all the feedback it received, "a situation that unnecessarily lends itself to suspicion and confusion." [53] With this commitment, MoT aims to publish such a registry to allow civil society to verify whether their proposals have been received, under which registration number, as well as see the arguments of the specialized departments for the nonaccepted amendments. The commitment therefore is relevant to the OGP values of access to information and civil participation. The milestones are specific enough to be verifiable.

MoT uses visualization metrics for each draft normative act as well as the number of proposals received as metrics for the impact of this commitment, and early results suggest that the transformations will significantly increase citizen participation. [54] Moreover, this commitment has the potential to serve as best practice for SGG as to how communication between citizens and the administration can be made more transparent and seamlessly integrated into the consultation process.

Next steps

Early indications are that significant progress has already been made, with the register of proposals being completed within the website of the MoT, [55] and now undergoing some user-friendliness improvements to be completed by October 2019. [56] Given the advanced degree of completion of this commitment, the IRM researcher recommends the following recommendations be taken into the fifth national action plan:

  • The MoT could compile a report documenting this "best practice." Attention could be given to the impact this commitment has had on improving civic participation in the decision-making process, using the aforementioned metrics. Moreover, the MoT could document the technical form that underpins their user-friendly portal, such that it can be easily replicated by other members of the central and local public administration.
  • The MoT could consider collaborating with SGG to add an RP section to their e-consultare.gov.ro platform that centralizes and publishes all comments received during the public consultation process as well as the answers of the public administrations.

[53] Interview with Adrian Olteanu, Ministry of Transports (MoT), 17 September 2019.

[54] Interview with Adrian Olteanu, MoT, 17 September 2019.

[55] Registry of Proposals is available at http://bit.ly/2m6n2Kl.

[56] Interview with Adrian Olteanu, MoT, 17 September 2019.


Commitments

  1. Standardize Public Consultation Practices

    RO0048, 2018, E-Government

  2. Open Local Government

    RO0049, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Citizen Budgets

    RO0050, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Youth Participation

    RO0051, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Register of Civil Society Proposals

    RO0052, 2018, E-Government

  6. Access to Information – Local

    RO0053, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Online Business Sector Information

    RO0054, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. Digital Consular Services

    RO0055, 2018, Capacity Building

  9. Transparency in the Funding of Political Parties

    RO0056, 2018, Access to Information

  10. National Investment Fund Transparency

    RO0057, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Civil Servant Training

    RO0058, 2018, Capacity Building

  12. Raise Awareness About Corruption

    RO0059, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. Transparency of Seized Assets

    RO0060, 2018, Access to Information

  14. Access to Social Services

    RO0061, 2018, E-Government

  15. Open Access to Research

    RO0062, 2018, Access to Information

  16. Open Education

    RO0063, 2018, Access to Information

  17. Evaluate Open Data

    RO0064, 2018, Access to Information

  18. Open Data

    RO0065, 2018, Access to Information

  19. Improving the Legal Framework and Practices Regarding Access to Public Interest Information

    RO0030, 2016, Access to Information

  20. Centralized Publishing of Public Interest Information on the Single Gateway Transparenta.Gov.Ro

    RO0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Promoting Open Parliament Principles

    RO0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  22. Starred commitment Improved Management of the Applications Submitted for Granting Citizenship

    RO0033, 2016, Capacity Building

  23. Standardization of Transparency Practices in the Decision-Making Procedures

    RO0034, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Centralised Publication of Legislative Projects on the Single Gateway Consultare.Gov.Ro

    RO0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Citizens Budgets

    RO0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Improve Youth Consultation and Public Participation

    RO0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Subnational Open Government

    RO0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Promoting Transparency in the Decision-Making Process By Setting Up a Transparency Register (RUTI)

    RO0039, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  29. Access to Performance Indicators Monitored in the Implementation of the National Anticorruption Strategy (SNA)

    RO0040, 2016, Access to Information

  30. Improve Transparency in the Management of Seized Assets

    RO0041, 2016, Access to Information

  31. Annual Mandatory Training of Civil Servants on Integrity Matters

    RO0042, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  32. Improving Access to Cultural Heritage

    RO0043, 2016, Capacity Building

  33. Open Data and Transparency in Education

    RO0044, 2016, Access to Information

  34. Virtual School Library and Open Educational Resources

    RO0045, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Open Contracting

    RO0046, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  36. Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Published Open Data

    RO0047, 2016, Access to Information

  37. Publishing the Public Interest Information on a Single Government Portal: Transparenta.Gov.Ro

    RO0019, 2014, Access to Information

  38. Making an Inventory of the Datasets Produced by the Ministries and Subordinate Agencies

    RO0020, 2014, Access to Information

  39. Starred commitment Ensuring the Free Online Access to National Legislation

    RO0021, 2014, E-Government

  40. Amending Law 109/2007 on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information

    RO0022, 2014, Access to Information

  41. Opening Data Collected from the National Health System

    RO0023, 2014, Access to Information

  42. Opening Data Collected from the Monitoring of Preventive Measures as Part of the National Anticorruption Strategy 2012-2015

    RO0024, 2014, Access to Information

  43. Open Contracting

    RO0025, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  44. Opening up Data Resulted from Publicly-Funded Research Projects

    RO0026, 2014, E-Government

  45. Increasing the Quality and Quantity of Published Open Data

    RO0027, 2014, Access to Information

  46. Human Resource Training in the Field of Open Data

    RO0028, 2014, Access to Information

  47. Disseminating Information on the OGP Principles and Promoting the Open Data Concept in an Accessible Manner

    RO0029, 2014,

  48. Designating a Person Responsible for Publishing Open Data in Each Public Institution

    RO0001, 2012, Access to Information

  49. Identifying Regulatory Needs, Logistical and Technical Solutions

    RO0002, 2012, Access to Information

  50. Making an Inventory of Available (High-Value) Data-Sets

    RO0003, 2012, Access to Information

  51. Priority Publishing on the Web Pages of Public Institutions of Specific Data-Sets

    RO0004, 2012, Access to Information

  52. Initiating Pilot-Projects, in Partnerships

    RO0005, 2012, Access to Information

  53. Organizing Public Debates on the Utility of Open Data, in Partnerships

    RO0006, 2012, Access to Information

  54. Uniform, Machine-Readable Publishing Format for Open Data

    RO0007, 2012, Access to Information

  55. Procedures for Publication of Data-Sets Based on Civil Society Recommendations

    RO0008, 2012, Access to Information

  56. Procedures for Citizen Complaints Pertaining to Open Data

    RO0009, 2012, Access to Information

  57. Consultation Mechanism Between Suppliers and Beneficiaries of Open Data

    RO0010, 2012, Access to Information

  58. Creating a Rating System for the Assessment of High-Value Data-Sets

    RO0011, 2012, Access to Information

  59. Routinely Publishing Specific Data-Sets on Web Pages of Public Institutions

    RO0012, 2012, Access to Information

  60. Integrating Open Data from Public Institutions in a Single National Platform

    RO0013, 2012, Access to Information

  61. Inventories of Data, in Order to Facilitate Public Access

    RO0014, 2012, Access to Information

  62. Institute a Monitoring Mechanism of Compliance for Open Data

    RO0015, 2012, Access to Information

  63. Stimulating the Market for Innovative Use of Open Data

    RO0016, 2012, Access to Information

  64. Routinely Publishing Data-Sets on the National Platform, 25% High-Value

    RO0017, 2012, Access to Information

  65. The Public Procurement Electronic System (SEAP). the Electronic Allocation System for Transports (SAET)/B.1 C) Expanding the On-Line Submission of Fiscal Forms. Ensuring the Free On-Line Access to National Legislation. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage Subpoenas and Facilitate Access Toinformation Regarding Legal Proceedings. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to Obtaining the Romanian Citizenship. Developing Electronic Tools to Manage the Procedures Related to the Creation of Non-Profit Legal Persons. the Integrated System for Electronic Access to Justice (SIIAEJ)

    RO0018, 2012, Access to Justice

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