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Implementing Digital Parliament Innovative Concepts for Citizens and Policy Makers

  • Fotios Fitsilis
  • Dimitris Koryzis
  • Vasilios Svolopoulos
  • Dimitris Spiliotopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10293)

Abstract

The organizational stability of Parliaments comes in direct contradiction with rapid progress in digital technology in recent decades, particularly in the ICT domain. By participating in a series of networking activities through European funded research programs, the Hellenic Parliament and the Austrian Parliament have placed themselves in the forefront of parliamentary innovation. This paper will focus on these activities and relevant findings on their impact, citizen adoption and application-to-end-user acceptance, where end users are parliaments and citizens alike. A range of technological challenges that modern Parliaments face and discrete actions of parliamentary innovation will also be shown. Finally, the paper will present the prospects that arise from the use of the latest ICT technologies in Parliaments. We shall also examine limitations in the use of such tools and shall propose potential areas of technological research and innovation for parliamentary application.

Keywords

Europe Parliaments Project User adoption User interaction Policy making Policy adoption LEX-IS Spaces+ NOMAD ARCOMEM ΜΕΤΑLOGUE 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the associates of the European Programs Implementation Service (EPIS) of the Hellenic Parliament (HeP), a key stakeholder of the described FP7 European Commission projects. The present work would not be possible without their steady support and cooperation throughout the project cycle, and their commitment in parliamentary excellence.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fotios Fitsilis
    • 1
  • Dimitris Koryzis
    • 2
  • Vasilios Svolopoulos
    • 2
  • Dimitris Spiliotopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.Scientific ServiceHellenic ParliamentAthensGreece
  2. 2.European Programs Implementation Service (EPIS)Hellenic ParliamentAthensGreece
  3. 3.Institute of Computer Science (FORTH)HeraklionGreece

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