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Madrid May 31st– June 1st 2012 Questionnaire for the ECPRD Seminar 'Parliaments on the Net X'. Mobility, Transparency and open parliament: best practices.

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1 Madrid May 31st– June 1st 2012 Questionnaire for the ECPRD Seminar 'Parliaments on the Net X'. Mobility, Transparency and open parliament: best practices in Parliamentary web sites #ParlNet2012 PARLIAMENTS ON THE NET X Miguel Ángel Gonzalo (Webmaster)

2 X Parliaments on the Net | Página 2 Agenda 1 Data from the questionnaires received 2 The mobility revolution 3 Transparency 4 Open Parliament

3 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 3 1. Data from the questionnaires received  Overview of best practices  Qualitative responses, not quantitative  Replies from 27 countries: European Parliament; Andorra (Consell General); Austria (Nationalrat and Bundesrat; Bosnia- Herzegovina, Parliamentary Assembly; Canada, Library of Parliament; Croatia, Hrvatski Sabor; Cyprus, House of Representatives; Estonia, Riigikogu; France, Assemblee Nationale; Germany, Bundesrat; Greece; Iceland, althingi; Italy, Camera dei Deputati; Lithuania, Seimas; Luxembourg, Chambre des Deputes; Netherlands, Eerte Kamer der Staten Generaal; Norway, Stortinget; Portugal, Assembleia da Republica; Romania, Camera Deputatilor; Russia, Council of the Federation; Serbia, National Assembly; Slovenia, Drzavni Zbor; Spain, Congress and Senate; Sweden, Riksdag; Switzerland, Assemblee Federale; Ukraine, Rada.

4 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 4 1. The mobility revolution Mps in several parliaments have received tablets or smartphones (for example, iphones) or is a project in the near and medium-term future  Sweden, Riksdag  Norway, Stortinget  Spain, Congress of Deputies and Senate

5 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 5 1. The mobility revolution  New services to be provided by the parliamentary administration: Support mobile users (laptops or/and smartphone)  Albania  Spain

6 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 6 1. The mobility revolution  Official website: mobile version accessible on most of the latest mobile phones (iOS, Android, Blackberry : Francia, Assemblee Nationale: Iceland, Althingi Croatia, Hrvatski Sabor: Italy. Camera dei Deputati: European Parliament: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Parliamentary Assembly (Interest in developing specific application for mobile users Russia, Council of the Federation: project on creation of the special version of the website for mobile device

7 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 7 1. The mobility revolution  Single web window, based on different system and data, enabling a uniform view from different devices:  W3C-WAI specification: tablet devices are fully supported  Slovenia, National Assembly  Lithuania, Seimas  Greece  Cyprus, House of Representatives (under construction)

8 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 8 1. The mobility revolution  Develop mobile application for smartphones and tablet Promote parliamentarism to the public through allocating a comfortable to use and nonetheless comprenhensive application for all users of mobile devices Austria Spain, Congress: virtualization, links, etc. Spain, Senate: Application that let Senators to begin parliamentary initiatives with digital sign

9 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 9 1. The mobility revolution  App para iPhone, Ipad, etc: Germany, Deutscher Bundestag (Iphone and Ipad: news, press releases, dates, agenda, etc.) Italy, Camera dei Deputati. Montecitorio (virtual visit to the building) Switzerland, Assemblee Federale: Swiss Parl (news, MP’s, Committees, Agenda, etc) Luxembourg, Chambre des Deputes (under construction) Sweden. Sveriges Riksdag): Calendar of the activities in the Chamber, pertinent documents

10 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 10 2. Transparency Web TV, Broadcast parliament; (European Parliament; Italia, Netherlands; Spain, Albania, Bosnia- Herzegovina; Ukraine, Contents of the website available in sign language (Austria, Parliament) E-parliament: e-petitions and citizen’s initiatives online (Austria ; Luxembourg; Lithuania: register public legislative initiatives, submit proposals) Public consultation section, all bills initiated by MP’s are subject to public consultation (Romania, Camera Deputatilor). E-democracy: interaction between the Parliament and society (Russia, Council of the Federation) Detailed information about how MP’s have voted (Norway, Stortinget; Switzerland, Assemblee Federale; Spain)

11 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 11 2. Transparency Main contents: agendas for Plenary and Committee meetings, Committee’s reports, minutes of meeting (Cyprus, House of Representatives) Digital development in full public view. Three goals: to create an open and transparent process, to secure services and functionality, to increase opportunities for participation. (Sweden, Riksdag) Improve the access to the information given on the website (France, Assemblee Nationale); transparency in parliamentary procedures aiming to electronic document distribution and central archiving, supporting collaboration between parliamentary employees and MP’s (Greece) Thematic sites “Young People’s Parliament” (Portugal, Assembleia da Republica)

12 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 12 2. Transparency Transparency and oversight of public resources by disclosing financial reports with detailed expenditure (Canada; publishing the catalog with the financial statements of MP’s (Greece); MP’s tax documentation in web site on voluntary basis (Italy) RSS channels through which the public can get fresh information: on the plenary session, on the Speaker, on MP,s (announcements of and reports on theirs activities), (Croatia, Hrvatski Sabor) Register of Documents: The public has direct access to the vast majority of these documents in their electronic form. Electronic access is free and no justification is necessary (European Parliament)

13 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 13 2. Transparency Use of Social Networks (Estonia, Riigikogu; Andorra, under examination) Project of public involvement: interest group can register to get weekly overview (new drafts laws) from different committees. (Estonia, Riigikogu) European documents under scrutiny (Luxembourg, Chambre des Deputes) Joint Transparency Register for lobbyists, law firms, NGOs and think tanks, provides citizens with a direct and single access to information about who is engaged in activities aiming at influencing the EU decision making process (European Parliament)

14 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 14 3. Open Parliament Linked open data (Semantic web paradigm): user can download, explore, develop and use the contents of databases Italy, Sweden (Images of Linked Open Data cloud diagrams courtesy Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch, Creative Commons BY SA license)

15 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 15 3. Open Parliament XML format: data can be used freely by people wanting to develop their own internet services. For example: voting, debates, structure of the Chamber, data regarding MP’s activity, speeches, initiatives, etc. Web services (interface accessible for everybody) European Parliament, Lithuania, Romania, Croatia, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland. France, Spain, Estonia, … (in progress)

16 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 16 3. Open Parliament Open Government Austria (in progress). Data that could be made available for automated analysis includes biographies of parliamentarians, news feeds, etc. Social Networks, Social Media European Parliament, Andorra RSS feeds for new and decision European Parliament, Sweden

17 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 17 3. Open Parliament Re-use of informatión Canada. The text from the Chamber and Committee proceedings, as well as the voting records and bills, are avaliable in electronic format for re-use in open formats.

18 X Parliaments on the Net| Página 18 Thank you very much @miguelgonzalo #ParlNet2012

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