From e-Parliament to smart-Parliament: How to improve citizen's participation using web technologies and social media? And how can parliamentary rules of procedure support transparency and participation?

Rome, 12th and 13th June 2014

Camera dei deputati


Thursday, 12th June 2014 (Nuova Aula dei Gruppi Parlamentari, Via di Campo Marzio n.78)

8:30 - 9:15

Registration and accreditation of participants

9:15 - 10:00

Introductory Remarks

Mr Ulrich Hueschen, European Parliament ECPRD Co-secretary and Correspondent

Mr Marc van der Hulst,ECPRD Coordinator Area of Interest Parliamentary Practice and Procedure

Mr Carlo Simonelli, ECPRD Coordinator Area of Interest ICT in Parliaments

Mr Gherardo Casini,United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA)


Welcome Address

Rt. Hon. Laura Boldrini, MP Speaker of Camera dei deputati

Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00

SOCIAL MEDIA - The role of social media in parliamentary activity: active use by institutions and feedback processing

Ms Anna Masera, Press Office, Camera dei deputati,


Ms Raissa Teodori, Senato della Repubblica

Social Media: questionnaire results highlights

Ms Karolina Wozniak, European Parliament

And then came a lot of sheep: The use of social media during the information campaign ahead of European elections 2014

Mr Gareth Sully and Mr. Robert Truelove, United Kingdom Parliament

UK Parliament: a social media update

Ms Anne Esambert, Senate France

The use of social media by the French Senate

Mr Mauro Fioroni, Senato della Repubblica and Mr Adolfo Frediani, Fondazione Ahref

Social and Civic Media in a parliamentary context: visions, tools, findings and future developments (Part 1 Senato)

Social and Civic Media in a parliamentary context: visions, tools, findings and future developments (Part 2 Fondazione Ahref)

Ms Tessa Kelder, Tweede Kamer Netherland

Social media strategy of the Dutch House of Representatives

Mr José Angel Alonso, Senate, Spain

Transparency and social media in the Spanish Senate

Mr Federico Morando, Nexa, Italy

Parliamentary data feeding civic media interaction; civic media sustaining parliamentary open data

Ms Paula Tiihonen, Eduskunta, Finland

New democracy is challenging old one


12:00 - 13:30

OPEN DATA - Participation of citizens in parliamentary activity and democratic control through reuse of parliamentary Open Data

Mr Carlo Simonelli, ICT Systems Office, Camera dei deputati, ECPRD Coordinator of the Area of Interest ICT in Parliaments


Mr Carlo Marchetti, Senato della Repubblica

Open Data: questionnaire results highlights

Mr Phil Archer, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Efficient Government, Happy Developers

Mr Nicolas Wierzejewski and Mr Manuel Fernandez Ponce, European Parliament

The results of the European election 2014 - a business case

Ms Elena F. Candia, Camera dei deputati

Publishing and consuming Linked Open Data: perspectives

Ms Karin Hedman and Anna Olderius, RiksdagParliament

The Riksdag´s Open Data - Strategy, Content and Lessons learned

Mr Guglielmo Celata, Openpolis

Open Data and Political accountability: enabling civic activism.


13:30 - 14:30

Working lunch hosted by Camera dei deputati

14:30 - 15:30

Camera dei deputati Tour and Family Photo

15:30 - 16:45

Knowledge Cafè

During Knowledge Café, participants will have the opportunity to participate in face-to-face meetings, in different groups, to achieve real knowledge-sharing benefits around the topics of the seminar.

Depending on his/her particular interest, each participant will choose which group to participate in, possibly providing ideas / views / experiences / information or simply listening or asking questions about this.

The themes of the face-to-face meetings will be proposed in the opening session of the seminar

16:45 - 17:15

Mr Cristiano Ferri, Brasilian Parliament


e-Democracia - Crowdsourcing for lawmaking

17:15 - 17:30

Mr Carlo Simonelli, Conclusions

18:30 - 19:30

Senato della Repubblica Tour

19:30 - 21:30

Dinner offered by Senato della Repubblica

Friday, 13th June 2014 (Nuova Aula dei Gruppi Parlamentari, Via di Campo Marzio n.78)

8:30 - 9:00

Welcome to the second day

9:00 - 11:30

RULES OF PROCEDURE- Possible developments of rules of procedure to meet new requirements and opportunities due to technological advance and new uses of the Internet

Mr Marc van der Hulst,Deputy Secretary General of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium, ECPRD Correspondent and Co-ordinator ECPRD Parliamentary Practice and Procedure


Mr Stefano Murgia, Camera dei deputati

Rules of Procedure: questionnaire results highlights

Mr Reynold Schweickhardt, US Congress, Committee on House Administration

Changing House Rules to support digital processes and transparency. How was created

Mr Nicola Lupo and Mr Giovanni Piccirilli, Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome

E-participation in Parliaments on popular participation tools: procedural solutions for reconciling e-citizenship and representative democracy

Mr K. ScottHubli, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs

Opportunities for Continued Networking Around Parliamentary Openness

Ms Monica Palmirani, Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna University

Parliamentary Rules of Procedure for the Web 2.0 Era


11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00

Closing remarks

Mr Marc van der Hulst

Mr Carlo Simonelli

Seminars and discussion groups