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World e-Parliament Conference 2016
#eParliament
28-30 June 2016 // Chamber of Deputies of Chile // Valparaiso
Partnership ...
Supporting Involvement of the
Parliament of Georgia in Open
Government Partnership (OGP)
 Funded by theEuropean Union (EU...
Engagement of the Parliament
with the Civil Society
 TheInter-Factional Group of theMembersof the
Parliament (MPs) of Geo...
Supporting Involvement of the
Parliament of Georgia in Open
Government Partnership (OGP)
 Objectives achieved:
 Study on...
Mechanism of cooperation of
Inter-Factional Group (11 MPs)
The Georgian Dream
The Georgian Dream – Republicans
The Georgia...
Cooperation in Developing the
Legislative Openness
Signing the Memorandum
between the Parliament of
Georgia and the Civil ...
Open Parliament Georgia Action
Plan 2015-2016
 Adopted on July 17, 2015
 18 commitments (16 wererecommended
from thecivi...
Open Parliament Georgia
Action Plan
Citizen
Engagement
Access
to Information
Accountability
Technologies
&
Innovation
Content & its Process of
development
Meetings of the Working Groups and
Approving the Action Plan by the Bureau of
the Parliament of Georgia
OGP Global Legislative Openness
Week
Tbilisi, September 14-15
Civil Society Day in Mexico,
Parliament of Georgia winning the
OGP Government Champions Award!
Creation of the Parliamentary
Council – 1st
Implemented
Commitment!
 Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transpar...
Permanent Parliamentary Council
on Open and Transparent
Governance
SUSTAINIBILITY
Meetings of the Permanent
Parliamentary Council on Open
and Transparent Governance
Meetings of the Consultative
Group
The Process of Implementation of
the Open Parliament Georgia Action
Plan
 From January till May 2016:
 FourJoint Worksho...
Commitments Reflecting the
Engagement of the Parliament with
the Civil Society & the Public
 Ensuring Easiness of Procedu...
Commitments Reflecting the
Engagement of the Parliament with
the Civil Society & the Public
 Conducting Annual Meeting of...
Commitments Reflecting the
Technological Innovations of
the Open Parliament Georgia
Action Plan
 Posting Changes and Edit...
Commitments Reflecting the
Technological Innovations of
the Open Parliament Georgia
Action Plan
 Submitting Legislative P...
Joint Meetings of the Permanent
Parliamentary Council and the
Consultative Group
QUESTIONS?
THANKYOU!
Giorgi Kldiashvili
Director, Institute forDevelopment of Freedom of Information (IDFI)
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Day 3: Working together: national partnerships, Mr. Giorgi Kldiashvili, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information, Georgia

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There is a range of models for good collaboration between parliaments, civil society and other partners, including multi-party working groups, parliamentary inquiries, formal commissions and other mechanisms. This session will help to identify lessons learned in establishing successful partnerships.

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Day 3: Working together: national partnerships, Mr. Giorgi Kldiashvili, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information, Georgia

  1. 1. World e-Parliament Conference 2016 #eParliament 28-30 June 2016 // Chamber of Deputies of Chile // Valparaiso Partnership in Developing OGP in Georgia Giorgi Kldiashvili Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) Georgia
  2. 2. Supporting Involvement of the Parliament of Georgia in Open Government Partnership (OGP)  Funded by theEuropean Union (EU) and implemented by theUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Institute forDevelopment of Freedom of Information (IDFI)  Main Objective of theProject - to promoteOpennessand Transparency of theParliament of Georgiathrough citizen participation in legislative processes  Within thescopesof theproject theOpen Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2015-2016 was adopted
  3. 3. Engagement of the Parliament with the Civil Society  TheInter-Factional Group of theMembersof the Parliament (MPs) of Georgiawasestablished  TheCivil Society Working Group represented by theNon- governmental and International Organizationswasformed  TheMemorandum on Cooperation between theParliament of Georgiaand theCivil Society Working Group was signed  TheDeclaration on Parliamentary Opennesswassigned
  4. 4. Supporting Involvement of the Parliament of Georgia in Open Government Partnership (OGP)  Objectives achieved:  Study on theissuesof Parliamentary Opennesswasprepared  Public Consultationswereheld for finalizing theAction Plan (for thesepurposessocial network wasactively used)  Public awarenesscampaign waslaunched (meetingswereheld in theuniversitiesand in themunicipalities)  Joint meetingsof theMPsand Civil Society werecommonly held
  5. 5. Mechanism of cooperation of Inter-Factional Group (11 MPs) The Georgian Dream The Georgian Dream – Republicans The Georgian Dream – National Forum The Georgian Dream – Entrepreneurs The Georgian Dream – Conservatives Free Democrats The United National Movement The National Movement – Regions The National Movement Majoritarian Independent Majoritarian – for Powerful Regions Non-party, Independent Majoritarian Civil Society Working Group UNDP, EU, IDFI, USAID, NDI, Transparency International Georgia, Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association,, Open Society Georgia Foundation, Civil Society Institute, GIZ, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum-Georgian National Platform, CiDA, JumpStart Georgia, Economic Policy Research Center
  6. 6. Cooperation in Developing the Legislative Openness Signing the Memorandum between the Parliament of Georgia and the Civil Society Working Group regarding OGP Signing the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness
  7. 7. Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2015-2016  Adopted on July 17, 2015  18 commitments (16 wererecommended from thecivil society)  Based on Initiatives of Civil Society and the Parliament of Georgia and the best practices from OpenGovGuide  Action to be implemented through 2015-2016
  8. 8. Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan Citizen Engagement Access to Information Accountability Technologies & Innovation
  9. 9. Content & its Process of development
  10. 10. Meetings of the Working Groups and Approving the Action Plan by the Bureau of the Parliament of Georgia
  11. 11. OGP Global Legislative Openness Week Tbilisi, September 14-15
  12. 12. Civil Society Day in Mexico, Parliament of Georgia winning the OGP Government Champions Award!
  13. 13. Creation of the Parliamentary Council – 1st Implemented Commitment!  Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance is created  Legislative Amendments regarding the Parliamentary Council are implemented  The Charterof the Parliamentary Council is adopted  The Chairof the Parliamentary Council is appointed  Consultative Group comprised of Civil Society representatives is formed  The Chair Organization of the Consultative Group is elected
  14. 14. Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance SUSTAINIBILITY
  15. 15. Meetings of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance
  16. 16. Meetings of the Consultative Group
  17. 17. The Process of Implementation of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan  From January till May 2016:  FourJoint Workshops were held  Three individual meetings of the Parliamentary Council and the Consultative Group were held  Four concepts of the commitments (allo wing co mments on draft legislatio n, submitting legislative pro po sals and initiatives electro nically, easing access to the Parliamentary Info rmation fo r Perso ns with disabilities, po sting do cuments o n the website o f the Parliament o f Geo rgia in an editable fo rmat) were adopted  Draft Amendments, covering & enforcing 10 commitments, to the Parliament’s Rule of Procedure are elaborated  Draft Code of Ethics is developed  Parliament of Georgia is the first and still the only Parliament among OGP member countries, that has endorsed OGP declaration on SDGs
  18. 18. Commitments Reflecting the Engagement of the Parliament with the Civil Society & the Public  Ensuring Easiness of Procedures forPhysical Access in the Parliament Building forcitizens  Theinformation isposted on theweb-pageof theParliament of Georgia  Raising Public Education and Awareness on Activities, Role and Mission of the Parliament of Georgia with different groups  AwarenessRaising activitiesarepermanently performed  Easing Access to the Parliamentary Information for Persons with Disabilities  Theconcept iselaborated and approved by theParliamentary Council
  19. 19. Commitments Reflecting the Engagement of the Parliament with the Civil Society & the Public  Conducting Annual Meeting of the Parliament of Georgia and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) -> Themeeting will beconducted during theParliamentary OpennessWeek  Developing and Approving the State Concept of CSO Development  Theconcept iselaborated and approved by theParliamentary Council  Updating the List of Public Information to be Proactively Published by the Parliament of Georgia MPs’ inquiries, questions and responses are already uploaded to the web-page of theParliament of Georgiaand areready to bepublished
  20. 20. Commitments Reflecting the Technological Innovations of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan  Posting Changes and Edits Made to Initial Draft Legislation on the Website of the Parliament of Georgia in a Visible and Timely Manner  Amendmentsto theRulesof Procedureof theParliament of Georgiaare ready for thefurther initiation  Parliament of Georgiamadevisibletheinitiated legislation and itsall attached documents(including reportsof variouscivil organizations) in a timely manner  Allowing Comment on Draft Legislation  Theconcept iselaborated and approved by theParliamentary Council  Amendmentsto theRulesof Procedureof theParliament of Georgiaare ready for thefurther initiation
  21. 21. Commitments Reflecting the Technological Innovations of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan  Submitting Legislative Proposals and Initiatives Electronically  Theconcept iselaborated and approved by theParliamentary Council  Amendmentsto theRulesof Procedureof theParliament of Georgiaare ready for thefurther initiation  Posting Documents on the Website of the Parliament of Georgia in an Editable Format  Theconcept iselaborated and approved by theParliamentary Council  Amendmentsto theRulesof Procedureof theParliament of Georgiaare ready for thefurther initiation  Implementing New Technologies and Innovative Approaches; Increasing Level of Involvement of Youth, Ethnic Minorities and OtherStakeholders in Parliamentary Work -> still ongoing
  22. 22. Joint Meetings of the Permanent Parliamentary Council and the Consultative Group
  23. 23. QUESTIONS? THANKYOU! Giorgi Kldiashvili Director, Institute forDevelopment of Freedom of Information (IDFI)

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