[Open-Legislation] [OKFest-Coord] Parliamentary Monitoring

Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou b.ooghe at gmail.com
Thu May 17 17:02:08 UTC 2012

> Are there any people on the lists who already know that will participate
> both Paris and Helsinki -events?

At least one person from Regards Citoyens (organising the conference
in Paris) should be in Helsinki as well, but as we precised in our
application, as we all are volunteers, we probably won't be able to be
there for the full week but only for 2 or 3 days.
I believe we are not the only ones in this situation, so I think the
stream thing (which I agree with Daniel sounds quite complex at the
moment) should be used to focus each event related to the stream
within only a couple days, so that people interested especially in one
or two particular streams can attend them without having to be there
the full week.

Regarding organisation of this, I guess the regular
keynotes/presentations/workgroup sessions/hacksessions/discussiontime
should be good?
As an outcome of the previous PMO meeting with Tom and Andrew among
plenty others, and as we envision the Paris event, I believe that two
important issues should be discussed during this stream as a follow-up
: how to collaborate between common projects over the world, both on
the technical (like with PopIt from mySociety) and advocating (around
the current draft of the declaration for open parliaments) aspects.

For french readers, we've just posted a blogpost on this here :


Benjamin for Regards Citoyens

> -Jogi
> On 16.5.2012 23:28, Daniel Dietrich wrote:
>> Hi Lucy,
>> there was a thread (WG lists CC'ed) about the idea to organize some
>> sessions around "open parliamentary / legislation data"[1]  as a
>> continuation of the debate that goes from PMO conference in DC[2] to the
>> upcoming Paris[3] conference.
>> I think this is a great idea and we should try to make it happen. Maybe
>> people involved (Benjamin, Tom, Andrew and others) would help coordinating
>> this a bit?
>> In regards to the streams: This has all become a bit complex. I understand
>> it all makes perfect sense from the org point of view, but - to be honest -
>> I don't care under which "stream" good things are happening - as long as
>> they are actually happening :)
>> Lets push things fwd!
>> Daniel
>> 1. we agreed that the term "parliamentary informatics" actually suites
>> better
>> 2. http://www.ndi.org/node/18544
>> 3. http://www.lafabriquedelaloi.fr/
>> On 16 May 2012, at 19:46, Lucy Chambers wrote:
>>> There has just been a very good question raised in the Open Democracy
>>> Facebook group:
>>> "Will this stream have a Parliamentary monitoring element?" - I just
>>> quickly wanted to check whether any of the other streams (Government,
>>> Legislation etc.) were considering an element like this?
>>> If so, please shout out - otherwise we shall progress with discussing
>>> including it in the Open Democracy Stream!
>>> Lucy
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