The right to access information is a fundamental human right protected by the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, the European Convention on Human Rights and Freedoms, the Convention on Access to Information, international contracts and the Law on the Right to Access Information (“Official Gazette”, number 25/13.).
The aim of the Law on the Right to Access Information is to enable and ensure the realization of the right to access information guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, as well as to the reuse of information by natural and legal persons through the openness and publicity of the public authorities’ activities.
The right to access information is based on the principles of publicity, free access with restrictions prescribed by law, the principles of timeliness, completeness and accuracy of information, the principle of equality and the principle of the disposal of information.
The Law on the Right to Access to Information gives all domestic and foreign natural and legal persons, in the same way and under the same conditions, the right to access information. The law obliges public authorities to publish complete and accurate information on their websites. Public authorities must make all the information they possess available and are obliged to provide access to the information.
The right to access information is exercised by submitting a request to a public authority. The public authority will decide on the request for access to information no later than 15 days from the date of submission of the formal request.
Every user has the right to reuse information for commercial or non-commercial purposes, in accordance with the provisions of this Law.
For the purpose of reuse of information, the public authority shall make its information available in electronic form whenever possible and appropriate. The public authority has no obligation to ensure the conversion of information from one form to another, nor to ensure the use of part of the information, and has no obligation to renew (update, upgrade, continue creating) certain information only for the purpose of reuse.
Against the decision on the rejection of the request for access to information and reuse, the applicant can file an appeal with the Information Commissioner, and against the decision of the Information Commissioner a lawsuit with the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia can be filed.
The right to access information owned, managed or controlled by Tourist Board Vinkovci is regulated by the Law on the Right to Access Information (Official Gazette25/13). Criteria for determining the amount of compensation for actual material costs and costs of providing information (Official Gazette12/14); correction (Official Gazette15/14).
The law also prescribes the principles of the right to access, exceptions to the right to access, and the procedure for exercising and protecting the right to access information. The goal of the law is to enable and provide information to natural and legal persons through the openness and publicity of the actions of public authorities, in accordance with the law.
The right to access and reuse information is exercised by submitting a request to the Tourist Board of the town of Vinkovci. A request form for access to information can be sent to the following address: Tourist Board of the town of Vinkovci, Trg bana Josipa Šokčevića 4, 32100 Vinkovci or:
- by fax: 032/334-653
- by email to the information officer: email@example.com
- brought in person to the director of Tourist Board Vinkovci, on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When submitting the application, it is not necessary to pay an additional fee with the form.
You can download the request forms for access to information as well as the Law on the Right to Access Information at www.azop.hr
Decision on the appointment of an information officer (.PDF)
Martina Matković, dipl.oec.
Director of the Tourist Board
tel: 032/334 653