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The Inter-Parliamentary Union published the Social Media Guidelines for Parliament. Prepared with support from the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament the Guidelines draw on lessons learned by parliaments so far and on good practice in the social media sphere. The objective is to encourage more widespread, more efficient and more effective use of social media by parliaments.
Date:Sun, 07/10/2012 - Tue, 09/10/2012
The 2012 Law Via the Internet (LVI 2012) took place at the Cornell Legal Information Institute (Ithaca, New York) from 7 to 9 October 2012 and covered themes on free and open access to legal information: open government and e- participation, legal publishing, open access and sustainability, applications, data management, etc.
Date:Thu, 13/09/2012 - Sat, 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. The Conference concluded on the International Day of Democracy, established in 2008 by the UN General Assembly.
Date:Mon, 10/09/2012 - Sat, 15/09/2012
The school provided knowledge of the most significant ICT standards emerging for legislation, judiciary, parliamentary and administrative documents. The course provided an understanding of their impact in the different phases of the legislative and administrative process, awareness of the tools based on legal XML standards and their constellations, and the ability to participate in the preparation and use of standard-compliant documents throughout law-making process.
In 2008 and 2010, the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, through the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, jointly published the first and second edition of the World e-Parliament Report.
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.
The Senate of Italy Launches an Open Source Service for Converting Parliamentary Documents into eBook Format for Mobile Devices
Source:Senate of Italy
The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament has been informed by the Senate of Italy that an online service for converting electronic documents into "ebook" formats has been recently launched on the Senate’s website with a view to increase access to parliamentary information from tablet and mobile devices. The service is freely available at http://www.senato.it/ebook.
Localising Bungeni Parliamentary Information System and Akoma Ntoso Standards to the requirements of the African Lusophone Assemblies
Date:Wed, 04/05/2011 - Fri, 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.
Parliamentary documents such as committee reports and texts of debates and hearings are fundamental records of the legislature. These documents must be prepared quickly, efficiently and accurately. They must be distributed easily and then amended, revised and redistributed just as easily. And they must be archived effectively to ensure availability and long-term preservation. The findings of the 2010 edition of the World e-Parliament Report indicate that timely public availability of such legislative records is a key ingredient for a more open, transparent and accountable legislature, and therefore a cornerstone of healthy parliamentary democracies.
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:10:00 - 11:00
Statements and Presentations - World e-Parliament Conference 2009