Projects :: LEX-IS
Enabling participation of the youth in the public debate of legislation among parliaments, citizens and businesses in EU
The vision of the LEX-IS Project is to improve the legislative process in National Parliaments through enhancing public participation in the preparatory stages (legislation formation and debate) with the use of state-of-the-art information technology tools and methodologies, specifically targeting and promoting the participation of younger citizens in the public debate on key-issues for the society.
LEX- IS has the following objectives:
Establishing the LEX-IS network, consisting of National Parliaments, Ministries, Local Authorities, NGOs, collective and representative bodies, Universities and citizens.
Bringing together the ‘core players’ by facilitating the participation of all stakeholders (citizens, businesses, Parliamentarians, NGOs, professional and business associations, other authorities) in order to participate effectively in the legislation preparation and debate phases
Increasing awareness, by organising events and communication channels in order to strengthen and further explore the LEX-IS network to a wider audience in the EU27 and in a pan-European level by sharing experiences through the LEX-IS forum and by creating liaisons with existing related initiatives and projects
Applying already developed tools for managing the complex legislative frameworks and legal structures (draft legislation, existing legislation, amendments and changes) with the intention of persuading Parliaments that adopting and sustaining such an e-participation tool will streamline their processes.
Modelling and representation of legal elements, ontologies and metadata schemas will be developed for the semantic annotation of legal elements, so that all involved parties can easily locatethe necessary information with the use of internet-based retrieval tools.
Modelling of the exact process followed during the preparatory legislative phases (legislation preparation, debate, draft legislation formation), with the use of workflow management technologies.
At the end of the project parliaments, ministries, local authorities, NGOs, collective and representative bodies, citizens should be provided with
- The ability to query and view the legal structure of a law that is under formation
- The ability to view the argumentation structure of a law that is under formation, by creating corresponding visualisations and presenting them to the LEX-IS platform front end
- The ability to express opinions around legal arguments that are presented by the participating organisations, or opinions of other parties, in a structured way that promotes participative decision-making
Coordinator: ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA, GREECE
|ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA||GREECE|
|REPUBLIK OESTERREICH PARLAMENT||AUSTRIA|
|YPIRESIA EFARMOGIS EYROPAIKON PROGRAMMATON TIS VOULIS TON ELLINON||GREECE|
|NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS||GREECE|
|KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS||REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA|
Last update: 16/10/2008