Implementation of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the OGP Initiative in the Republic of Croatia in the period 2014-2016

The Government of the Republic of Croatia is determined to continue with the OGP initiative implementation in the Republic of Croatia, having considered numerous benefits for the citizens generated by the implementation of open government standards, primarily by improving public service provision, larger accessibility of state administration bodies and bigger trust of the public as the key factors of sustainable economic and social development, as well as acknowledging the need for continuous exchange and mutual support among the countries participating in this global initiative.

Therefore, at the end of 2013 the drafting of a new Action Plan for the OGP initiative implementation in the period 2014-2016 was started, having taken into account the previous experiences and lessons learnt, and the Action Plan was developed in cooperation with a wide circle of stakeholders from different sectors.

The Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs held two rounds of public consultation on the Action Plan for the OGP Initiative implementation in Croatia in the period 2014-2016.
The initial on-line consultation on the priorities of this Action Plan was organized in the period from October 28th to November 11th 2013. Moreover, a number of operational meetings were held in the period from December 15th 2013 (when the first meeting was held) to the final draft of the Action Plan in June 2014, during which the comments received in both rounds of the public consultation were discussed and additional suggestions were made, which were then jointly discussed in order to define specific measures and activities of the new Action Plan. The representatives of the Council for the OGP Initiative, competent state administration bodies and CSOs participated at these meetings. The report on the conducted public consultation can be found here.

The Croatian Government adopted the Action Plan for the OGP initiative for the period 2014-2016  at its session held on July 10th 2014. The new Action Plan predicts 16 measures and 46 implementing activities, which will be implemented by 20 state bodies by the year 2016, in the following four key areas:
  • improvement of legal framework for achieving the right to access information
  • proactive announcement of information and open data
  • transparency of public administration work, with the emphasis on fiscal transparency
  • participation of the public in public-policy making and implementing
At its session held on October 7th 2015 the Croatian Government accepted the Report on the Implementation of the Action Plan for the OGP Initiative Implementation in the Republic of Croatia in the period from 2014 to 2016, for the first year of its implementation.

The public consultation was conducted on the draft report, and the report on this consultation can be found here.

The analysis of the comments received

The integrated comments received during the public consultation:

The comments /suggestions of GONG (a CSO)