World e-Parliament Conference 2007 - Challenges and benefits of ICT in parliamentary processes

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Date: 
Thu, 11/10/2007
Organization: 
Global Centre for ICT in Parliament


World e-Parliament Conference 2007
Challenges and benefits of ICT in parliamentary processes

11 October 2007
Geneva International Conference Centre
Geneva, Switzerland

The World e-Parliament Conference provided an opportunity to debate the challenges and benefits provided by ICT and analyzed successful approaches, identified good practices and lessons learned.
The Conference was aimed at parliamentarians, Secretaries General and parliamentary staff and officials who work with ICT, such as legislative staff, IT administrators, knowledge managers and librarians.

Provisional agenda

08:30 am – 09:00 am Registration
09:00 am – 10:00 am

Welcoming addresses

  • Anders Johnsson, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations [view video]
  • Anders Forsberg, President of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments

Keynote Address

10.00 am – 11.30 am

Session 1: Leadership and vision for ICT in Parliament

  • How can ICT increase effectiveness within the organization?
  • How can political will and strategic vision be developed?
  • What are the critical components of a strategic vision and plan?
  • What kind of inter-institutional cooperation should there be?

Chair: Georgeta Ionescu, Secretary General, Chamber of Deputies of Romania

Interventions:

Open discussion

11.30 am – 01.00 pm

Session 2: ICT in Parliament: organizational challenges

  • What are the respective roles and responsibilities of the members, officials, and ICT staff?
  • How can an adequate human resources and technical infrastructure be created and sustained?
  • Who manages the process of organizational change and where are the priorities?

Chair: Albert Kushti, Secretary General, Parliament of Albania

Interventions:

  • Joan Miller, Director of Parliamentary ICT, Parliament of the United Kingdom
  • Roberto Reale, Advisor to the President and Coordinator of the Institutional Strengthening Programme, Senate of Argentina

Open discussion

01.00 pm – 03.00 pm Lunch break
03.00 pm – 04.30 pm

Session 3: Parliamentary information systems: partnering to build high quality and sustainable information services

  • What is the latest in terms of applications, approaches and collaborative efforts in parliaments around the world?
  • What is the potential value of common objectives and standards?
  • Are good practices available?
  • What are the challenges to exchanges and information sharing?

Chair: Claressa Surtees, Deputy Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Representatives of Australia

Interventions:

Open discussion

04.30 pm – 06.00 pm

Session 4: Challenges and opportunities of the Internet in enhancing the dialogue between parliaments and citizens

  • What lessons have been learnt in the use of parliamentary web sites in the context of dialoguing with the electorate and the civil society?
  • How can the expectations created by the Internet within and outside parliament best be addressed?
  • How can Web 2.0 technologies enhance interaction with citizens?

Chair: Joseph Owona Kono, Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Cameroon

Interventions:

  • Uwe Serdult, Managing Director of the Research Centre on Direct Democracy, University of Geneva
  • Thomas Buchsbaum, Chair, Ad hoc Committee on e-Democracy, Council of Europe

Open discussion

06.00 pm – 06:15 pm

Closing remarks

  • Anders Johnsson, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Anders Forsberg, President of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments
  • Gherardo Casini, Executive Coordinator of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
AttachmentSize
Agenda205.3 KB
Agenda (Version française)160.68 KB
Opening Remarks, by Anders Johnsson, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union36.48 KB
Opening Statement, by Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations16.31 KB
Welcoming Address, by Anders Forsberg, President of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments94.43 KB
Keynote Address, by Professor Stefano Rodotà, Professor of Law, University of Rome “La Sapienza”38.47 KB
Leadership and Vision for ICT in Parliament, by Zingile A. Dingani, Secretary General of the Parliament of South Africa218.44 KB
Statement by Alessandro Palanza, Deputy Secretary General of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy23.25 KB
ICT in Parliament: Organization and Strategies, by Alessandro Palanza, Deputy Secretary General of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy1.16 MB
ICT in Parliament: organizational challenges, by Joan Miller, Director of Parliamentary ICT, Parliament of the United Kingdom3.2 MB
From E-Parliament to U-Parliament: Institutional Strengthening Plan for the Argentine Senate, by Roberto Reale, Advisor to the President and Coordinator of the Institutional Strengthening Programme, Senate of Argentina1.68 MB
Parliamentary information systems: partnering to build high quality and sustainable information services – The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, by João Luiz Pereira Marciano, Advisor to the Head of the IT Department, Chamber of Deputies of Brazil281.35 KB
Collaboration and the Development of Parliamentary Information Systems, by Senior Advisor, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament450.41 KB
e-Democracy Applications for Political Representation, Uwe Serdult, Managing Director of the Research Centre on Direct Democracy, University of Geneva475.64 KB
Towards an electronically supported democracy, by Thomas M. Buchsbaum, Chair, Ad hoc Committee on e-Democracy, Council of Europe58.91 KB
Closing Remarks, by Anders Forsberg, President of the Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments87.82 KB

Location

International Conference Centre of Geneva
17, rue de Varembé
Geneva, GE 1211
Switzerland

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