The Transparency Portal is the forum offered by the Madrid City Council to the public in order to comply with its transparency obligations.
Any modern, transparent administration should assume the commitment to transmit all the public information in its power to its citizens. Only in this way can we succeed in making residents part of managing what is public, allowing them to demand improvement of the public services they use and enjoy. Everyone should be able to know what their government is doing; what resources it uses to do it; why; what and who will benefit from it; and how it’s accomplished and what it costs.
The transparency, access to public information and good governance law and the transparency ordinance of the City of Madrid are the regulations that establish what obligations the Madrid City Council has with regard to information publication. We refer to these obligations by the term “active publicising”.
All of these contents are published on the Madrid City Hall Transparency Portal in an updated, structured and clear format.
Additionally, anyone can exercise their right to access to public information and request all the information in City Hall’s possession that is not published on the portal. In Madrid, moreover, you do not have to identify yourself in order to do this; usually it is enough to just provide an email address.
With transparency, Madrid City Hall wants to be accountable to its residents. But it also wants to improve public management and the efficiency of its services and promote public participation.
This platform is designed to remain operational for an unlimited time and be the site where all of the transparency information offered by the City of Madrid is provided.
THE PROJECT IN FIGURES
-182 active publicising obligations that are included in the catalogue of public information regarding six municipal areas: urban planning, environment, mobility, human resources, citizen participation and inspection activity. This, in addition to that which is included in the national law: institutional, organisational and planning information, important legal information and economic, budgetary and statistical data.
-70 public information access consultations on average each month. Among Spanish administrations, Madrid receives the fourth-highest number of requests.
-100% compliance in the external evaluations carried out by Transparencia Internacional España and by the Mapa Infoparticip@ of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.