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

Antti Poikola antti.poikola at gmail.com
Thu May 17 21:33:44 UTC 2012

Hi Benjamin and others,

don't worry too much about the Topic Stream complexities. Basically it 
means that each stream has bunch of people (Guest Programme Planners) 
doing the actual planning for that topic and we have now the second call 
for proposals where people (like you) may submit content -ideas for the 
streams ( http://okfestival.org/call-for-proposals/ )

 From Finland it seems that possibly Juha Yrjölä or someone else from 
the Kansanmuisti (Finnish Parliament Monitoring Organization) will be in 
Paris, maybe you could try to find each other and suggest some kind of 
discussion continuum between Paris and Helsinki.

The Open Democracy and Civic Movements -topic stream people are having 
discussion about this in their planning Facebook Group If you wish to 
participate (someone needs to add you to the group)


On 17.5.2012 20:02, Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou wrote:
>> 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 :
> http://www.regardscitoyens.org/mutualiser-les-efforts-pour-plus-de-transparence-dans-les-parlements-du-monde-entier/
> Cheers,
> 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
>>>> --
>>>> Lucy Chambers
>>>> Community Coordinator,
>>>> OpenSpending&    Data Journalism
>>>> Open Knowledge Foundation
>>>> Skype: lucyfediachambers
>>>> Twitter: @lucyfedia
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