“Commitment to Openness: Parliamentary Action Plans, Standards and Tools”

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:10

The first session of the second day of the OGP LOWG started with the civil society introducing new and innovative technologies. The session was moderated by the Head of the Cabinet of the Speaker, David Magradze.

The Chief Executive of MySociety, Mark Cridge (Great Britain); the Director of KohoVolit, Michal Skop (Czech Republic); the International Advisor of “Democracy 2.1”, Lex Paulson (Czech Republic), the Executive Director of JumpStart, Eric Barrett (Georgia), the Program Coordinator of ,,ePanstwo Foundation“, Krzysztof Madejski (Poland) and the Senior Manager for Technology and Innovation of NDI, Chris Doten delivered the speeches.

The spoke about structuration of the information uploaded on the website and importance of exact format thereof, search systems, applications, user friendly programs, e-voting etc. They noted that establishment of new technologies will facilitate to openness, enactment of communication between the elector and MPs and increase of involvement of citizens in the legislative process.

After the presentations, the reporters answered the questions.

The 2-day forum considers the progress by the working group in terms of the legislative openness, including development of action plans and international norms and standards aspects.

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