Moving on!

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Yeap, it’s time to move on! As of today, this blogging platform is not operational any more. But you do not need to worry. My blog and all previous content has migrated to my new web site: fitsilis.gr. Visit and enjoy! Dr. Fotis Fitsilis

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Contributing to Post-Legislative Scrutiny

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‘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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My presentation on Advanced Algorithms

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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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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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Meine Teilnahme am Europanetzwerk Deutsch

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Im Juni diesen Jahres hatte ich die großartige Möglichkeit Teil des langjährigen Programms des Goethe-Instituts „Europanetzwerk Deutsch“ zu sein. Der Kurs in Berlin und München präsentiert thematisch den Hightech-Standort Deutschland und spricht Interessenten aus Forschung und Entwicklung, Naturwissenschaft und Technik, Wirtschaft, Außenhandel und Politik an.

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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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