FragDenStaat is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany e.V. with which every person, regardless of age or background make requests for information the German laws. Questions and answers are transparently documented here.
The aim is:
- to facilitate the issue of a government information for all people;
- to document the requests of both citizens and the replies of the authorities transparent;
- to establish a culture of freedom of information in Germany and strengthen the underlying laws.
What is FragDenStaat?
FragDenStaat you want help to access official information from German authorities. For this purpose, published FragDenStaat requests for information laws of the federation and the provinces together with the replies of the authorities.
FragDenStaat it easier for users to consult with their own requests for information to the authorities: Inquiries can be easily placed on a form. The request is then sent from FragDenStaat via email to the appropriate authority and published simultaneously online. The subsequent response of the authority is made publicly available on FragDenStaat.
By publishing the answers FragDenStaat becomes a repository for official information. In addition, the publication of the question and answer events leading is used to control the response of the authorities practice transparent. ultimately helps the authorities: You must similar requests namely not answer several times, since information is already available on FragDenStaat.
The portal will also be useful for investigative journalists and NGOs: Requests can put non-public and will be published at a later date. Thus, the exclusive use of information is maintained. At the same time the web page can be specified as the source.
Why should I use FragDenStaat?
The underlying idea: we as citizens have to control our government the right. By publishing information on FragDenStaat more people can bring to the democratic process and the accountability of politics and administration is increased.
In the mobile app all the features of FragDenStaat are not yet available. So you can currently still make no requests for example. However, we are working hard the app as soon as possible weiterzuentwicklen. We feedback and other suggestions, we always have an open ear.
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