[Open-Legislation] [open-government] Call for Collaboration:publicbodies.org

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich.lindenberg at okfn.org
Mon Jul 4 14:58:20 UTC 2011

Hi Erik,

during a recent OGD conference in Austria, Rufus and I met Eva
Lichtenberger from the EPA who proposed a similar idea. I've written
this short blurb and would be grateful if you could extend and maybe
forward it to relevant people:

Proposal for a Workshop on Open Data in the European Parliament

Discussion items:
* Availability and use cases of structured data on legislative processes
* Machine-readable access to European normative documents
* Tracking beyond the European level: IPEX and national legislative processes
* Combining databases and tracking documents across EP, EC and Council
* Financial planning and release of budgetary data
* Registered lobbies and related meetings
* MEP information and declarations of interest
* Structured data about working groups and committees

* Members of Parliament
* Parliament IT services
* EC Publications Office
* Civil society and transparency groups
  * TI Brussels
  * Buhl & Rasmussen
  * La Quadrature du Net / stef from the net
  * OKFN
  * MySociety, AbgeordnetenWatch, Sejmometr, ...
* (EP Free Software User Group)



On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 4:51 PM, JOSEFSSON Erik
<erik.josefsson at europarl.europa.eu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would be delighted to set up a workshop or seminar or conference (or an
> escalating series of meetings) to link these projects/ambitions with the
> growing need in the EP to modernise internal working procedures, improve
> internal and external knowledge sharing, and increase citizens' expectations
> on transparency in the EU institutions.
> For starters, EPFSUG is a cross party platform :-)
> Best regards,
> Erik Josefsson
> Adviser on internet policies
> Greens/EFA Group
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> Lindenberg
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> To: stef
> Cc: open-legislation at lists.okfn.org
> Subject: Re: [Open-Legislation] [open-government] Call for
> Collaboration:publicbodies.org
> Hi,
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM, stef <stefan.marsiske at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 04:02:11PM +0200, Friedrich Lindenberg wrote:
>>> p.s. As for software implementation, I've started a very basic
>>> python-based recon server at https://github.com/okfn/helmut to
>>> familiarize myself with the API. This can be customized for
>>> publicbodies.org but also used in other places, e.g. for MIME types,
>>> Taxonomies etc. - wherever we have fuzzy values that need to be
>>> matched to a set of given URIs.
>> konnte das evtl fur das oleg mep-mapping dings auch nutzlich sein?
> For our english friends: can we do it for MEPs?
> yes! We talked a bit last week about creating neutral URIs for
> procedures, MEPs etc. sourrounding the European Parliament and
> Commission. This would be a great way to make the databases of
> itsyourparliament, parltrack and others interlinkable and to allow
> those of us who work on national level legislation to link upstream
> without settling on one service.
> My proposed domain name would be parliamentdata.eu which is still
> free. What do people think?
> - Friedrich
> p.s. Really this is a job for the publications office but what the heck.
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