Volume 17 (2011)

Volume 17 (2011) / Issue 2

Bogusław Banaszak, Michal Bernaczyk, 'Open Government in Poland: The Current Situation and Its Perspectives' (2011) 17 European Public Law, Issue 2, pp. 261–275


Article presents the evolution of the concept of open government in Poland and implementation of new technologies in law-making processes. The emergence of civic society in Middle and Eastern Europe has brought along a profound interest in the concept of 'open government'. The Polish concept of civic participation in law-making process is based on an electronic access to information held by the government. The Polish law imposes on public entities a duty of creating their own electronic mandatory data bases as a part of national system of public information. This technology has been most distinctively combined with the constitutional freedom of information and lobbying in the law-making process enabling indirect civic participation in deciding on the matters significant for the state.

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