Alaveteli can help open up government in any country, in any language, and within any legislation
AskTheEU doesn’t just cover one country: in theory, it serves over 500 million people: the whole of Europe.
AskTheEU processes requests for any of the European Union bodies, and the site is translated into several languages. It is run by Access Info Europe, in Madrid.
Infoprovsechny gives citizens of the Czech Republic easy access to their rights under the country's 1999 Freedom of Information Act.
Giving access to nearly 12,000 public authorities, the site has been instrumental in several high-profile TV news stories. It was started in 2012 with a grant from the Open Society Foundation.
France has had access to information since 1978, thanks to their Freedom of Information Act — but it wasn't until the launch of MaDada in 2020 that citizens were given a simple way to exercise this right.
The site is run by a group of dedicated volunteers, as well as members of OpenKnowledge France.
Sweden is the country where offentlighetsprincipen, the Principle of Public Access — the first FOI legislation as we know it today — was born.
More than 250 years later, a group of volunteers are continuing to push the boundaries to information access, with Handlingar.
It took just one enterprising journalist to set up and run de Woo-Knop — with valuable support from Vereniging van Onderzoeksjournalisten.
The underlying aim is to encourage more online FOI requesting in the Netherlands, using a request generator which will eventually link into the platform.
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From team members to maintenance, our get started guide will walk you through the process of planning, starting and running your own Alaveteli website
Alaveteli is open source and available to view, download and modify on GitHub
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