Citizen's participation

World e-Parliament Conference 2008

Tue, 25/11/2008 - Wed, 26/11/2008

The Report of the World e-Parliament Conference 2008 is now available.

The World e-Parliament Conference 2008 took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 25 and 26 November 2008. The Conference was co-organized by the European Parliament and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament, a joint initiative of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and a core group of partners, established in 2006 to promote the role of parliaments in advancing the Information Society goals as well as the effective use of ICT for the modernization of parliamentary processes.

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

Thu, 11/10/2007

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.

World e-Parliament Conference 2010

Thu, 21/10/2010 - Fri, 22/10/2010

The World e-Parliament Conference 2010 took place on 21 and 22 October 2010 at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was co-organized by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of South Africa, the Pan-African Parliament and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament.
Speeches and presentations

Rapport mondial 2010 sur l’e-Parlement

Les Nations Unies et l'Union interparlementaire ont publié le Rapport mondial 2010 sur l'e-Parlement. Le Rapport, préparé par le Centre mondial pour les TIC au Parlement, vise à aider les législatures à tirer profit des bénéfices potentiels des TIC dans leur travail et à établir les objectifs et priorités clés pour exploiter cette importante ressource. Tout en mettant en évidence la complexité de l'e-parlement, le Rapport suggère des voies et moyens de surmonter certains des obstacles à l'utilisation effective de la technologie dans l'environnement parlementaire.

Can People Help Legislators Make Better Laws?

Cristiano Ferri Faria; e-Democracia Project; House of Representatives of Brazil
Publication date: 

This is a summary and analysis of the first findings and challenges of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies e-Democracia Program, launched in June 2009 with the objective of engaging citizens in the lawmaking process to achieve tangible legislative results.

National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that responds to the worldwide quest for popular civic participation, open and competitive political systems, and representative and accountable government. The Institute’s work upholds the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It also promotes the development of institutionalized channels of communications among citizens, political institutions and elected officials, and strengthens their ability to improve the quality of life for all citizens.


National Democratic Institute
2030 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Phone: +1 202 728 5500

International Teledemocracy Centre at Napier University

The International Teledemocracy Centre was established at Edinburgh Napier University in 1999. The centre is dedicated to researching innovative e-democracy systems that will strengthen public understanding and participation in democratic decision-making. ITC have been working on eDemocracy research and initiatives with a wide range of partners: parliaments, government departments and local authorities, NGOs, charities, youth groups, media and technical and research organisations.


Edinburgh Napier University
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 131 455 2545

Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet (IPDI)

The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) is part of the Graduate School of Political Management of The George Washington University. Its mission is to promote the use of the Internet and new communication technologies in politics to enhance democratic values, encourage citizen participation and improve governance, at home and abroad; in short, to “democratize democracy.”


805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States
Phone: +1 202 994 1003
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