Parliamentary Information Systems

JURIX 2013: 26th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems

Me, 11/12/2013 - Ve, 13/12/2013

Entering a second quarter century of supporting and enhancing cutting edge research in the interface between law and computer technology, the 2013 JURIX conference will take place at the University of Bologna from 11 to 13 December 2013.

Report of the World e-Parliament Conference 2012

The Report of the World e-Parliamente Conference 2012 is now available. This report summarizes the presentations and practices showcased during the different sessions of the conference,  and highlights the main points of discussion.

Ukrainian translation of the World e-Parliament Report 2012 now available

The Parliamentary Development Project for Ukraine has worked with the Division of Computerized Systems of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information Space of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to provide the Ukrainian translation of the original English language World e-Parliament Report 2012.

TransparencyCamp 2013

Sa, 04/05/2013 - Di, 05/05/2013

TransparencyCamp is an "unconference" for opengov: an event where, each year, journalists, developers, technologists, policy-makers, government officials, students, academics, and everyone in between gather to share their knowledge about how to use new technologies and policies to make our government really work for the people -- and to help our people work smarter with our government.

ECPRD meetings: presentations and videos now online

The presentations and videos of the latest ECPRD meetings are now online.

Bigger Cities, Smaller Screens: Urbanization, Mobile Phones, and Digital Media Trends in Africa

Adam Clayton Powell III
Publication date: 
September 2012

The convergence of African urbanization and technological change, including the rise of digital media, is driving major change. Perhaps most dramatic, use of cellphones and other mobile devices, already widespread, are becoming a nearly universal platform, not only for telephony but also for audio and video information and entertainment.

Developing and Implementing Knowledge Management in the Parliament of Finland

Riitta Suurla, Markku Markkula and Olli Mustajärvi

The purpose of this book is to present our views of knowledge management, and to describe the various processes that we have used in our Parliament to outline and analyse the role and importance of knowledge management, its essential components and application in practice during the years 2000–2001.

Parliamentary representation and communication, and the role of social media

Ve, 26/10/2012

For MPs and the parliamentary administration, the use of social media remains at an experimental stage. The objective of this conference is therefore to exchange experience on the risks and benefits of social media, and to contribute to more effective use of social media by parliaments.

New legislative information resource web page

The Library of Congress of the United States of America has launched the new legislative information resource web page, beta version. makes federal United States legislative information freely available to the public.

Conferencia Mundial de 2012 sobre el Parlamento electrónico

Je, 13/09/2012 - Sa, 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.

Conférence mondiale 2012 sur l’e-Parlement

Je, 13/09/2012 - Sa, 15/09/2012

La Conférence mondiale 2012 sur l’e-Parlement a eu lieu à la Chambre des députés d'Italie, à Rome, les 13, 14 et 15 Septembre. La clôture de la Conférence a coincidé avec la Journée internationale de la démocratie, établie en 2008 par l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

World e-Parliament Conference 2012

Je, 13/09/2012 - Sa, 15/09/2012

The World e-Parliament Conference 2012 was held at the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, in Rome, on 13, 14 and 15 September.

New website launched

The National Democratic Institute (NDI), the Sunlight Foundation and the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency launched the website to serve as a forum to help connect the world's civic organizations engaged in monitoring, supporting and opening up their countries' parliaments and legislative institutions.

Monitoring Groups Agree to Work Together to Advance Parliamentary Transparency

At the Conference "PMO Leaders Conference on Parliamentary Transparency and Networking" concluded on 2 May 2012, parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs) from all regions of the world shared their experiences and good practices on a host of topics, from monitoring political finance to advocating for greater transparency of parliamentary information. The PMOs at the conference agreed to continue to work together in a number of concrete areas, including a shared declaration of principles on parliamentary transparency.

Open Parliament in the Age of Internet: Can people collaborate with Legislature in the legislative process?

Cristiano Ferri Soares de Faria
Publication date: 

This report focuses on study of cases concerning organizational, political and social aspects that interfere in the successes and challenges of some experiments in legislative digital democracy.  It is the result of 4-years research on legislative e-democracy in several parliaments throughout the world, supported by University of State of Rio de Janeiro and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation from University of Harvard.

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