In the year 2000, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (the IPU) published a very important document - Guidelines for the Content and Structure of Parliamentary Websites - to foster good practices in the creation of a communication tool that was becoming increasingly important to legislatures. The IPU Guidelines have served parliaments well for a number of years, but the authors themselves recognized that they would eventually need to be updated. As the introduction to the Guidelines states: “Internet technology is constantly evolving. It will be necessary to review and update the Guidelines in the light of future developments.” That time has now come. With the advances in technology during the past 10 years, it is important to update the guidelines to reflect the best current and emerging practices in today’s websites.
This Guide is intended to be used by parliaments for the purposes of effectively organising and managing their websites and the staff responsible for them. It stems from research conducted as part of the Managing Parliament’s Image project.
Fecha:Jue, 13/09/2012 - Sáb, 15/09/2012
La Conferencia Mundial de 2012 sobre el Parlamento electrónico está organizada conjuntamente por las Naciones Unidas y la Unión Interparlamentaria, a través del Centro Mundial para las TIC en el Parlamento, y hospedada por la Cámara de Diputados de Italia en Roma.
The Reports, prepared by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, intend to help legislatures to harness the potential benefits of ICT for their work and establish key goals and priorities for exploiting this valuable resource. While providing evidence of the complexities of e-parliament, the Reports suggest ways to overcome some of the obstacles to the effective use of technology in parliamentary settings.
The European Union’s cyber security agency, ENISA held a special event to discuss how Europe’s “digital society” can be kept safe for all citizens.
Localising Bungeni Parliamentary Information System and Akoma Ntoso Standards to the requirements of the African Lusophone Assemblies
Fecha:Mié, 04/05/2011 - Vie, 06/05/2011
The Africa i-Parliament Action Plan convened a workshop to localise the Bungeni Parliamentary Information System and Akoma Ntoso Standards to the requirements of the different Portuguese speaking parliaments in Africa.
Fecha:Jue, 12/05/2011 - Vie, 13/05/2011
Organized by the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD), the ninth edition of the Parliaments on the Net seminar is intended for website professionals and decision makers in parliaments of the ECPRD, and will focus on third generation technologies such as social networks, e-petitions, blogs, SMS and email-alerts, online polls, crowd-sourcing, RSS and faceted search. The event is for ECPRD members only.
Time slot:14:30 - 16:00
The availability of the record of a parliament’s activities, along with the completeness, timeliness, and clarity of its documentation, provides the means for judging the level of openness a parliament has achieved. Transparency and accountability are the pillars on which openness rests, and the standards for these two goals have evolved significantly over the last decade as citizens have come to demand more from their governing institutions.
Time slot:11:30 - 13:00
Bungeni is an open source Parliamentary and Legislative Information System that aims to make Parliaments more open and accessible to citizens, virtually allowing them “inside parliament”, or “bungeni” in Swahili.
Time slot:11:30 - 13:00
The World e-Parliament Report 2010 found that after websites and email, the communication method in use by the largest number of parliaments (43%) is webcasting of plenary sessions. Reflecting the popularity of this technology, it was also selected by the second largest number of parliaments (29%) who are planning or considering using it. Given that the technology for webcasting has become easier to implement and less costly, and that plenary sessions are highly important, this finding is not surprising.
Time slot:16:30 - 18:00
Although the media are among the most avid consumers of parliamentary information and documents, they are not the only ones who have benefited from the increased transparency of political institutions. Civil societies and the public, especially those that have access to high capacity digital technology, have also reaped the rewards. In some countries, civil societies have been among the most vocal in calling for greater access and have often developed some of the most creative uses of the information that has been made available.
Time slot:10:00 - 11:00