About the Centre
The Centre for Freedom of Information is a joint venture between Dundee Law School, University of Dundee and the Scottish Information Commissioner. The Centre was established in January 2009, to provide:
- conceptual space to reflect on and discuss current FOI issues and practice;
- a central point for the development of research into FOI issues, in particular modelling decision making and examining bureaucratic culture;
- access to expertise from specialists in constitutional and civil law, FOI practitioners and the Commissioner's office; and
- opportunities to transfer knowledge and gain further learning.
(View the Centre launch news release.)
The main activities of the Centre include:
- The seminar series - open to all, Centre seminars provide a space to hear from expert speakers and reflect on key issues relating to FOI policy and practice in Scotland.
- FOI Research - the Centre's mission is to generate new research into FOI and disseminate existing research.
- Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - the School of Law is offering a new LLM Module in FOI, from 2010.
Former Scottish Information Commissioner Kevin Dunion with Natasa Pirc Musar, Slovenian Information Commissioner, who spoke at a Centre seminar, entitled 'Reflected Glory? How does Scotland stand in the world of Freedom of Information?' on 5 June 2009.
See the former Commissioner's commentary on the Centre for FOI in the Annual Report 2010
For more information on the Centre, its current and past activities, visit the Centre for Freedom of Information website, or contact us on email@example.com.
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