The principle of transparency, understood as “total accessibility” to information concerning the organization and activity of public administrations, was affirmed by legislative decree 14 March 2013, n. 33. The aim of the rule is to promote widespread control by the citizen on the work of the institutions and on the use of public resources.

The purpose of this Section is to disseminate and make the data and information concerning the various aspects of administrative and institutional activity readily available to citizens and users.

To this end, the data, information and documents concerning the State Archives of Prato are published pursuant to articles 9 and 10 of Legislative Decree n.33 of 14 March 2013, according to the indications of the three-year plan for the prevention of corruption and transparency of MiC.


Prato State Archives information

Tenders and contracts
The following document relates to contracts for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017: aspo_storico_contratti
For subsequent years, see the Transparency-Contracts database of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

Information on personnel
Organic endowment of the Institute: Personnel of the Institute


Right of access

The legislative process on accessibility continues to evolve in response to the ever-widening need for transparency in public action, configuring different forms of access relating to different orders of legitimacy and degree of transparency. In particular, the legislation provides:

Access to administrative documents pursuant to art. 22 of the law n. 241/1990 (and subsequent) whose procedural procedure remains unchanged and can be forwarded by those who have a direct, concrete and current interest, corresponding to a legally protected situation and connected to the document to which access is requested.

Simple civic access, governed by art. 5, paragraph 1, of Legislative Decree no. 33/2013 as amended by art. 6 of Legislative Decree no. 97/2016, concerning “documents, information and data” subject to mandatory publication that the administration has failed to publish, and exercisable by “anyone”, regardless of a particular qualification requirement; it allows any interested party to request the publication of information, documents and data on institutional sites.

General civic access regulated by art. 5, paragraph 2, of Legislative Decree no. 33/2013 as amended by art. 6 of Legislative Decree no. 97/2016, concerning data and documents held by public administrations “other than those subject to publication” pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 33/2013; also in this case, the legitimacy is recognized to “anyone”, regardless of a particular qualification requirement; aims to promote “widespread forms of control over the pursuit of institutional functions and the use of public resources” and “promote participation in the public debate”.