[Open-Legislation] Ang.: [OKFest-Coord] Parliamentary Monitoring

JOSEFSSON Erik erik.josefsson at europarl.europa.eu
Fri May 18 08:43:53 UTC 2012

Can someone please do a PhD on TFEU 218.10 and ACTA?

It's pretty urgent.


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Från: "Fabrizio Scrollini" <fabrizio.scrollini at gmail.com>
Till: "Antti Poikola" <antti.poikola at gmail.com>
Kopia: "Open Government WG List" <open-government at lists.okfn.org>, "Juha Yrjölä" <juha.yrjola at kansanmuisti.fi>, <open-legislation at lists.okfn.org>, <contact at regardscitoyens.org>, <okfestival-coord at lists.okfn.org>
Rubrik: [Open-Legislation] [OKFest-Coord] Parliamentary Monitoring
Datum: fre, maj 18, 2012 00:27

Hi all,

Some of you might know me, but just in case Fabrizio from Uruguay, living in London for a while, doing a PhD on FOI.

There is a group of Uruguayans collaborating with others, on the Parliamentary monitoring stream and they will go to Paris (me as well) and to Helsinki (we are trying to sort out how)

In terms of streams I think if you have a big enough crowd to organise a Parliamentary Monitoring stream you should go ahead, as really good  outcomes could come up from there. The challenges of this stream IMHO is about convergence of technical standards on one side, as well as building up the right set of incentives to collaborate with other PMO that are already doing great stuff on the field

If not the umbrealla Open Democracy can also include other initiatives (like FOI alaveteli kind of initiatives) or electoral speech verification. This is also good,but different from just focusing on PMO.
Best wishes,

On 17 May 2012 22:33, Antti Poikola <antti.poikola at gmail.com> wrote:

	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) 
	<http://www.facebook.com/groups/opendemocracy.okfest/147425308716168/> http://www.facebook.com/groups/opendemocracy.okfest <http://www.facebook.com/groups/opendemocracy.okfest/147425308716168/> 

	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 :
		Benjamin for Regards Citoyens

			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!
				1. we agreed that the term "parliamentary informatics" actually suites
				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 Chambers
					Community Coordinator,
					OpenSpending&  Data Journalism
					Open Knowledge Foundation
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