Contributing to Post-Legislative Scrutiny

WFD

‘The act of evaluating laws that a parliament has passed is known as Post Legislative Scrutiny’ [1]. In 2017, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) completed a publication triplet on Post-Legislative Scrutiny (PLS). It now includes a Comparative Study of practices of PLS in selected parliaments, a Guide for Parliaments and a policy document with principles for PLS.

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Hellenic OCR Team

Hellenic OCR team

Interdisciplinary science at its best – Be part of it!

On the eve of 2018 a new crowdsourcing platform came to life. The Hellenic Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Team represents the first scientific crowdsourcing initiative that aims exclusively at the processing and study of parliamentary data. Naturally, the application, handling and further development of OCR processes stand in the core of our endeavor.

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My presentation at the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina

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On 31 August 2017 I presented the topic ‘Advancing capacities of representative institutions: a proposal’ at the Parliamentary Capacity Building Institute of the Argentinian Chamber of Deputies (Instituto de Capacitación Parlamentaria – Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina). The presentation via teleconference was organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of the Chamber of Deputies and was attended by several parliamentary officials and employees.

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My presentation on Advanced Algorithms

Academy EPLO

My presentation on ‘The influence of new technologies on administrative law‘ at the Academy of European Public Law took place on 29 August 2017 in Legrena, Greece. Below you may find the contents of my presentation as well as a short abstract. A related paper to be published in a peer-reviewed journal is in the making too.

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Impressions from Wroxton

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The 13th Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians took place between the 29th and the 30th of July 2017 at the Wroxton College in Wroxton, Oxfordshire, UK. The 1st Workshop was held at the Berlin Science Centre in 1994. Its success led to it being a biennial event. A one-of-its-kind gathering of all relevant stakeholders around representative institutions. It is no coincidence that the workshop is sponsored, among others, by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which closely monitors all contributions and presentations.

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Paper: «Implementing structured public access to the legal reports on bills and law proposals of the Scientific Service of the Hellenic Parliament»

KM4DEV

My new article on «Implementing structured public access to the legal reports on bills and law proposals of the Scientific Service of the Hellenic Parliament» just went online (13 July 2017).

Abstract

In an era of end-to-end digitalization in parliamentary institutions, open data and established printed and electronic publication formats for contemporary and future content, the old, non-digitized and potentially corroded content still poses a great challenge in terms of preservation and promoting efficient usage.

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Paper: «Implementing Digital Parliament Innovative Concepts for Citizens and Policy Makers»

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My conference paper on «Implementing Digital Parliament Innovative Concepts for Citizens and Policy Makers» went first online on 13 May 2017.

Abstract
The organizational stability of Parliaments comes in direct contradiction with rapid progress in digital technology in recent decades, particularly in the ICT domain.

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PRINCE2 Practitioner certified

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After passing the relevant examination in July 2017, I am now a certified PRINCE2® Practitioner. PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide. PRINCE2 is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for running a successful project regardless of project type or scale. PRINCE2 can be tailored to meet the requirements of any industy or organization.

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Visiting the European Parliament Reseach Service

EPRS

An official visit of the Hellenic Parliament Research Service to the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) took place on 28-29 June 2017. I was very fortunate to be part of this historic mission, as it represented the first official visit of our service to a foreign parliament in 30 years! (περισσότερα…)

My presentation at the EUPADRA inaugural conference

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The inaugural conference of the Joint Master in Parliamentary Procedures and Legislative Drafting (EUPADRA) took place on Monday 3 October in the magnificent premises of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome, Italy. The conference had the title «THE TRANSFORMATION OF PARLIAMENTARY ORGANISATION BY TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION«.

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