Reception for Representatives of National Democratic Institute Study Mission

Rijeka, 25th May 2007
Representatives of the study mission of the National Democratic Institute from Iraq paid a visit to Rijeka city government, becoming acquainted with the ways in which the city of Rijeka cooperates with the civil sector, ways in which NGOs’ projects are financed, modes of a two-way communication of the city government and its citizens, and also with the right of access to information. Representatives of the National Democratic Institute are in their visit to Croatia in the organisation of GONG.

Guests from Iraq

City office associate Maja Tatalović spoke to the guests from Iraq about the Charter on cooperation of the city of Rijeka and the non-governmental, non-profit sector, explaining also the ways in which NGOs and their projects are financed. Doris Šajn, city of Rijeka spoke-person and head of mayor’s office spoke about public relations, emphasising the significance and role of the two-way communication with citizens. Speaking about the provision of information to citizens, she particularly referred to the Act on the Right of Access to Information and modes in which the city of Rijeka provides information to its citizens.
 
Ivica Nikolac, editor of the city of Rijeka web portal, presented the specific quality of the city government web site, describing the possibility of a two-way communication with citizens over the Internet and also ways in which citizens can avail of city government e-services. 
Representatives of the study mission of the National Democratic Institute from Iraq will be staying in Croatia until 30th May, becoming acquainted with other segments of local self-government, national government and parliament, meeting also representatives of non-governmental organisations.
(I.N.)

 
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