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»

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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

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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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My new paper on parliamentary control

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My new paper on Parliamentary Democracy examines parliamentary control in the Hellenic Parliament and the National Assembly of Serbia. The paper is titled «Parliamentary Control of Governmental Actions on the Interaction with European Organs in the Hellenic Parliament and the National Assembly of Serbia» and appears in the Online Papers on Parliamentary Democracy V/2016. It can be found on the PADEMIA website.

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My presentation at the PADEMIA annual conference 2016

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The annual PADEMIA «Parliamentary Democracy in Europe» conference for 2016 took place between 19 and 20 May 2016 in the historic premises of «La Fondation Universitaire» in Brussels. There I had the opportunity to present in front of a wide audience of international scolars my new paper on “Historical evolution of referenda and applications in contemporary democracy“.

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My paper presentation at the IRIS 2016

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IRIS 2016 in Salzburg, Austria

At this year’s International Symposium for Legal Informatics (German: Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion, IRIS 2016) that took place between 25-27 February 2016 in the University of Salzburg, Austria, I had the opportunity to present the following paper:

Parliaments in the Digital Era – Innovation, Challenges, and Prospects
by Fotis Fitsilis, Dimitris Koryzis, Dimitris Spiliotopoulos, Günther Schefbeck

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Unser Beitrag auf der IRIS 2015

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Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion IRIS 2015: 26.-28. Februar, Salzburg

Unser schriftlicher Beitrag (auf English): «Crowdsourcing and cooperative law-making»
von Dimitris Spiliotopoulos, Dimitris Koryzis, Fotis Fitsilis und Günther Schefbeck

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