Bills, Amendments, Reports

Ukrainian translation of the World e-Parliament Report 2012 now available

The Parliamentary Development Project for Ukraine has worked with the Division of Computerized Systems of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information Space of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine to provide the Ukrainian translation of the original English language World e-Parliament Report 2012.

U.S. House of Representatives: House Floor Summary in real-time RSS feeds and new search tool in

The Clerk’s office of the House of Representatives of the United States implemented two projects: 

  • The House Floor Summary may now be accessed through a real-time RSS feed. The feed displays legislative proceedings as they occur, in addition to the proceedings of the previous five legislative days.
  • New speaker search tool: now provides users with the ability to search the full transcript of any legislative day to find the video of where a Member of the House spoke on the Floor. The  search function is accessible via the dropdown menu at the top of the Floor Summary window.

European Parliament delivers the open source version of AT4AM, a web editor for amending legislation.

On 19 March 2013, Rainer Wieland, Vice President of the European Parliament, announced, in a video conference with the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management from New York, the UN/DESA’s Africa i-Parliaments Action Plan from Nairobi and the Senate of Italy from Rome, the availability of Open AT4AM for any parliament and institution interested in taking advantage of this effective IT tool that has made the life of MEPs easier.

The Senate of Italy publishes all bills in XML Akoma Ntoso

Since 23 February 2013 the Senate of Italy started to publish on its website all bills in XML, using an Akoma Ntoso compliant scheme (in addition to the usual HTML, PDF, and ePub formats). Also, the Senate of Italy recently released the open data portal

Conferencia Mundial de 2012 sobre el Parlamento electrónico

Thu, 13/09/2012 - Sat, 15/09/2012

La Conferencia Mundial de 2012 sobre el Parlamento electrónico está organizada conjuntamente por las Naciones Unidas y la Unión Interparlamentaria, a través del Centro Mundial para las TIC en el Parlamento, y hospedada por la Cámara de Diputados de Italia en Roma.

Conférence mondiale 2012 sur l’e-Parlement

Thu, 13/09/2012 - Sat, 15/09/2012

La Conférence mondiale 2012 sur l’e-Parlement a eu lieu à la Chambre des députés d'Italie, à Rome, les 13, 14 et 15 Septembre. La clôture de la Conférence a coincidé avec la Journée internationale de la démocratie, établie en 2008 par l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

World e-Parliament Conference 2012

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.

Global Parliamentary Report, the changing nature of parliamentary representation

Greg Power
Publication date: 
April 2012

The Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations Development Programme released the Global Parliamentary Report on the evolving relationship between citizens and parliaments. The Report analyzes parliamentary strategies to engage with citizens and argues that parliaments need to be in a constant process of evolution.

U.S. House Administration Adopts New Posting Standards for House Documents

As part of the initiative to increase House transparency and improve access to legislative data, the Committee on House Administration adopted new standards that require all House legislative documents be published electronically in an open, searchable format on one centralized website.

U.K. Parliament Begins to Digitise Lawmaking

E-Government Bulletin Live
U.K. House of Commons administration officials have confirmed they are to standardise digital data relating to the passing of new laws, in a move that could “engage millions of people with what goes on inside Parliament”, one analyst has told E-Government Bulletin.
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