| Caravaca has received this stamp for good practice for the first time, by complying with 92% of the conditions that apply to the different Spanish municipalities, compared to 25% obtained in the previous study | The Journalism and Communication Laboratory for Plural Citizenship evaluates 44 online indicators in the report and places Caravaca as one of the eight most transparent municipalities in the Region The Department of Open Government and Citizen Participation has made the web portal more complete and accessible, so that citizens can access public information of interest required by the Transparency Law in less than three clips. The City Council of Caravaca de la Cruz has been awarded by the Autonomous University of Barcelona with the 'Infoparticipa' certification, which measures the level of quality, truthfulness and transparency in public communication from city councils throughout Spain. "It is the first time that the Caravaqueño Town Hall has received this recognition for good practices, since it complies with 92% of the indicators included in this renowned scientific study, compared to 25% obtained in the previous report," according to the councilor.
of Citizen Participation and Open Government, Laura Sánchez Domenech. The study issued on May 8 by the Laboratory of Journalism and Communication for Plural Citizenship of the Autonomous University of Barcelona granted the new national 'Infopaticipa' certifications, one of which is for the Caravaca City Council, which also positions one of the eight most transparent in the Region of Murcia. The 'Infoparticipa' report measures the quality and transparency of online public communication using 44 indicators, including data from the mayor and members of the Municipal Corporation, information from plenary sessions, or from public procurement competitions or tenders, among others.
parameters. Likewise, the researchers value qualitative aspects also included in the Transparency Law, such that the information "is truthful and objective and is disseminated constantly and permanently updated". "This recognition encourages us to continue advancing, since much of one of the first work objectives has been met, which has been to increase and make information accessible through a new, more didactic and closer portal, ensuring that citizens can access to the information you want in less than three clips, "said the mayor Laura Sánchez Domenech, while stressing that" the municipal government is committed to an open government because Caravaqueños have the right to be aware of municipal measures and decisions, to know where the taxes are invested or our projects and commitments, among many other aspects, competence of the local administration ". For their part, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona they explain that the indicators, prepared in the form of questions, mainly answer four basic questions: who are the political representatives, how do they manage collective resources, how do they report management and what instruments of participation citizen provide.
They have also pointed out that this report has been prepared with data from evaluations carried out from March to May 2020. The councilor recalled that the real steps in transparency were also contrasted in the latest ranking of transparency of mayors in the Region of Murcia, in which José Francisco García ranked second, after the councilor of Águilas, within "Study of Leaders Politicians of Spain ", prepared by the Dyntra platform, which measures 36 objective indicators of transparency in management. For the granting of the 'Inforparticipa' seal, the Journalism and Communication laboratory for Plural Citizenship of the Autonomous University of Barcelona has had the collaboration of the Faculty of Communication of the University of Murcia and with the support of the Federation of Municipalities of the Murcia region.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz