International Workshop on "eParliament: managing innovation"

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Date: 
Wed, 10/10/2007
Organization: 
Global Centre for ICT in Parliament


eParliament: managing innovation

10 October 2007
Conference Room B - International Telecommunication Union
Geneva, Switzerland

The International Workshop, organized by the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, aimed to explore the issues and challenges that parliaments have to face in keeping up with the impact of new technologies and highlight the skills, technologies and approaches required to harness ICT opportunities. The Workshop was aimed at parliamentary staff and officials who work in the ICT-related domain, such as IT administrators, legislative staff, knowledge managers and librarians.

Agenda

08.30 am – 09.00 am Registration
09.00 am – 09.30 am

Welcoming remarks

  • Gherardo Casini, Executive Coordinator, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
09:30 am – 11.00 am

Session 1 – Managing knowledge and innovation in Parliament

Chair: Geoffrey Q.M. Doidge, House Chairperson: Commitees, National Assembly of South Africa

Presentations:

  • Joao Viegas d’Abreu, Director ICT, National Assembly of Portugal and Chair of the ECPRD Working Group on ICT

Open discussion

11.00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11.30 am – 01.00 pm

Session 2 – Using open standards to share knowledge and information

Chair:Jeff Griffith, Senior Advisor, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament

Presentations:

  • Giovanni Sartor, Professor of Legal Informatics and Legal Theory, European University Institute
  • Guenther Schefbeck, Head of the Parliamentary Documentation Department, Parliament of Austria

Open discussion

01.00 pm – 02:30 pm Lunch break
02.30 pm – 04.00 pm

Session 3 – Collaborative software and content development

Chair: Mincho Spassov, Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Bulgaria and President of IPAIT

Presentations:

  • Armando Roberto Cerchi Nascimento, Senior ICT Adviser, Secretary of Information and Documentation, Federal Senate of Brazil
  • Flavio Zeni, Chief Technical Adviser, Africa i-Parliament Action Plan, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Open discussion

04.00 pm – 04:30 pm Coffee break
04.30 pm – 06.00 pm

Session 4 – Are legislators and citizens ready for new technologies?

Chair: Eliza Roszkowska Öberg, Member of the Committee on Transport and Communications, Parliament of Sweden

Presentations:

  • Vasilis Koulolias, Executive Director, Gov2u
  • Ivar Tallo, Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • Ross Ferguson, Director of e-Democracy, Hansard Society

Open discussion

06.00 pm – 06:15 pm

Closing remarks

  • Gherardo Casini, Executive Coordinator of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
AttachmentSize
Agenda95.47 KB
Agenda (Version française)95.22 KB
Use of Mobile Technology in ECPRD Parliaments, by João Viegas Abreu, Director ICT, National Assembly of Portugal and Chair of the ECPRD Working Group on ICT493.61 KB
Legislation in the information society, by Giovanni Sartor, Professor of Legal Informatics and Legal Theory, European University Institute367.59 KB
E-Parliament: Legislative Standards and Good Practice, by Guenther Schefbeck, Head of the Parliamentary Documentation Department, Parliament of Austria278.09 KB
E-Parliament – Managing Innovation: Interlegis Case, by Armando Roberto Cerchi Nascimento, Senior ICT Adviser, Secretary of Information and Documentation, Federal Senate of Brazil521.86 KB
Collaborative software and content development, by Flavio Zeni, Chief Technical Adviser, Africa i-Parliament Action Plan, UNDESA4.44 MB
eRepresentative: A virtual desktop to support the Mobile Elected Representative, by Vasilis Koulolias, Executive Director, Gov2u1.67 MB
Are legislators and citizens ready for new technologies? by Ivar Tallo, Senior Programme Officer, UNITAR4.14 MB
Statement by Ross Ferguson, eDemocracy Programme Director, Hansard Society21.64 KB

Location

International Telecommunication Union
Place des Nations
Geneva, GE 1211
Switzerland

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