Subject: Announcement about the World e-Parliament Conference 2008 for
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:22:29 +0200
From: Ludovica Cavallari – firstname.lastname@example.org
*World e-Parliament Conference 2008*
The United Nations, through the Department of Economic and Social
Affairs (UN/DESA www.un.org/esa/desa), the European Parliament
(www.europarl.europa.eu ) and the
Global Centre for ICT in Parliament (_http://www.ictparliament.org_) ,
are organizing the World e-Parliament Conference 2008 on 25-26 November
at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The *World e-Parliament Conference 2008* represents a unique opportunity
for leaders and members of parliaments, parliamentary officials and
experts to exchange views at a global level on the impact of new
technologies as tools to strengthen the representative, legislative and
oversight functions of regional and national assemblies.
This event builds on the results of the World e-Parliament Conference
2007, held in Geneva in October 2007, and on the outcome of the World
e-Parliament Report 2008, the first publication on this topic issued by
the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Global Centre
for ICT in Parliament on 28 February 2008.
The World e-Parliament Conference 2008 is principally aimed at members
of parliaments, secretaries general, parliamentary staff and officials,
experts from international organizations and academics who work and deal
with information and communication technologies as instruments to
improve and modernize parliamentary business and citizensï¿½ participation
in public decision-making processes.
Specifically, at the Conference, the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
and its partners intend to present and launch guidelines, tools and
concrete outputs developed in the past year to help parliaments assess
and benchmark their technological level and/or adopt new technologies in
the parliamentary environment.
Around 400 participants are expected to take part in the general debate
and parallel tracks forming the World e-Parliament Conference 2008 to
enrich the discussion around the challenges and benefits provided by the
daily use of ICT and the analysis of successful approaches, good
practices and lessons learned. Selected presentations will be delivered
by renowned experts and parliamentary officials to showcase cutting edge
solutions and case studies.
At the Conference, interpretation will be provided in English, French
More information can be obtained by visiting the website of the
conference at: www.ictparliament.org/worldeparliamentconference2008/
*The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament*
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 251
00186 Rome, Italy
Tel (+ 39) 06 68136320 ext. 214
Fax (+39) 06 68211960