Mayo 19-20, 2017

Lugar 1:

Hrushevskogo, Str. 5, Kiev, Ucrania

Lugar 2:

Hrushevskogo, Str. 26/1, Kiev, Ukraine


40+ Oradores con Experiencia

Sobre la Conferencia

In 2017, Ukraine is hosting the Global Legislative Openness Conference.

En 2017, Ucrania acogerá la Conferencia para Transparencia Legislativa Global.
El evento de dos días es acogido por el Verkovna Rada de Ucrania, organizado por el Grupo de Trabajo para Transparencia Legislativa de la Alianza para Gobierno Transparente y la Iniciativa de Parlamento Transparente de Ucrania. El evento convocará legisladores destacados, oficiales de gobierno, y representantes de sociedad civil para considerar como la transparencia legislativa puede fortalecer la confianza pública en instituciones representativas y construir un legislatura receptiva y del siglo 21. Además, la conferencia va explorar cómo parlamentos pueden mejor aprovechar las nuevas políticas legislativas de la Alianza de Gobierno Abierto para desarrollar y implementar planes y compromisos.

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8:00 – 8:45

Registration and Coffee

26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

9:00 – 9:50


26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

The host parliament and government, in addition to leading members of the host coordinating committee, will offer opening remarks, welcoming conference participants and sharing their goals for the conference.

H.E. Andriy Parubiy, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
H.E. Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine (tbc)
H.E. Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine
H.E. Hugues Mingarelli, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine (tbc)
H.E. Mary O’Hagan, Resident Senior Director, NDI


9:50 – 10:10

“TED-type Talk” - Public Innovation and Openness

26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

The keynote speaker will explore how open government and digital innovation can improve service delivery, streamline government, and strengthen democracy.

10:10 – 11:10

Parliaments, Citizen Trust, and Openness

26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

Parliaments, like many government institutions, are struggling in many countries to retain and build citizen trust. To what extent can the parliamentary openness agenda help build citizen confidence in parliaments more generally? This panel discussion will bring together parliamentary openness advocates with experts on public perceptions of parliaments to explore this important issue.

11:10 – 11:30

Coffee Break

26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

11:30 – 12:30

Parliaments and the Open Government Partnership

26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

In many Open Government Partnership member countries, the legislature plays an important role in the National Action Plan process. In some countries, parliaments have supported the full implementation of NAP commitments by passing or amending legislation, for instance. In other countries, legislatures have developed commitments regarding their own transparency or citizen engagement efforts. The OGP Steering Committee recently approved a legislative engagement policy that invites further parliamentary participation and outlines how parliaments should participate in the initiative. This session will focus on how parliaments can best take advantage of the new legislative engagement policy to pursue legislative openness reforms and support the national OGP process.

12:30 – 13:30

Technology and “Political Disruption”

Fake news, political hacking, the impact of bots and AI on democratic politics. Digital technologies are changing the way that citizens interact with their government. These new tools have created new avenues for engagement and have dramatically increased the speed at which citizens interact with government. While these new tools present many opportunities, they also present challenges to governments that may struggle to adapt quickly enough to a rapidly changing technology environment. More than ever, technology is posing challenges for democratic governments. These challenges, which have been witnessed across the democratic world, include, fake news, political hacking, and the impact of bots and artificial intelligence on democracy. This panel will consider the challenges — and the opportunities — of managing parliamentary democracy in the 21st century.

13:30 – 14:10


26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

14:00 – 14:30

Press-conference at the Verkhovna Rada Hall

5 Hrushevskoho Str, presspoint on the 2nd floor

15:00 – 16:00

Working Collaboratively to Advance Openness

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

The Open Government Partnership relies on collaboration, working relationships between governments and civil society. As the representative branch of government, parliaments are uniquely suited to engage with civil society on open government issues. This session will explore how different parliaments are working with civil society groups to advance legislative openness, both in the OGP process and otherwise.

16:20 – 18:20

Breakout Sessions: OGP Academy

26/1 Hrushevskoho Str.

During this session, participants will have the option of joining several different breakout sessions that share information on different topics related to the Open Government Partnership. These breakouts will also provide an opportunity for informal discussion and question and answer.

SESSION A: OGP’s New Legislative Engagement Policy
SESSION B: OGP’s Legislative Openness Working Group
SESSION C: Reviewing Parliamentary Commitments
SESSION D: Introduction to the Independent Reporting

20:00 – 22:00

Reception and Introduction to Ukrainian Culture

22 Hrushevskoho Str.

- Performance of a dance ensemble
- Ukrainian and international hits played by classical instruments (ROMIAN quartet)

9:10 – 9:35

Opening Comments

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

"Parliamentary Transparency and Democratic Transformation"
Pat Cox,
former President, European Parliament; Chairman, VRU-European Parliament Needs Assessment Mission 2015-2016

9:35 – 10:00

“TED-type Talk” - Envisioning a Democratic Renaissance

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

The keynote speaker will offer remarks on the future of parliamentary democracy in the tech-empowered world, considering how digital tools will strengthen parliaments in years to come.

10:00 – 11:00

Open Legislative Data: Opportunities and Best Practice

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

Many parliaments have developed OGP commitments to publish more legislative information as open data. Open data helps ensure that parliamentary information is accessible, and can help promote deeper citizen engagement in the work of parliament. During this session, an expert panel will discuss the importance of open legislative data, consider how open data can help engage citizens in the legislative process, and provide advice to parliaments that are interested in publishing more information as open data.

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

5 Hrushevskoho Str.

11:30 – 12:10

Technology Demos

5 Hrushevskoho Str, 3rd floor

During this session, different parliaments and civil society organizations will have the opportunity to demo their technology tools. Technology demos will take place at tables throughout the coffee break area, and participants are welcome to ask questions and engage the different organizations.

12:10 – 13:20

“Lightning Talk” Country Updates

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

Participants will have an opportunity to register to present updates on parliamentary openness in their country. A representative of the Verkhovna Rada will moderate.

13:20 – 14:00


5 Hrushevskoho Str.

14:00 – 15:00

Regulation of Lobbying and Parliamentary Ethics

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

Ethical conduct in the legislature is essential to maintaining public trust and confidence. As such, most parliaments maintain an ethics regime that establishes guidelines for ethical behavior, works with MPs to ensure these guidelines are met, and responds to breaches of ethics rules. During this session, a panel of experts will discuss recent developments in lobbying regulation and legislative ethics, as well as the importance of strong ethics systems to ensuring public confidence.

15:00 – 16:00

Open Budgets: Role of the Legislature

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

The international movement for budget transparency has operated in parallel with that for parliamentary transparency, led by organizations such as the International Budget Partnership. A main focus has been on citizen engagement through civil society led initiatives. At the same time, constitutionally, parliaments are responsible not only for debating and approving national budgets, but also in monitoring budget execution. Also, supreme audit institutions are typically accountable in whole or in part to parliaments, and themselves play a key role in budgetary transparency and accountability. In this session, representatives from the OBP, from an active parliamentary budget committee, and from a leading supreme audit institution will discuss how their work intersects, challenges, and possibilities for synergies.

16:00 – 16:20

“TED- type Talk” - The Future of Parliaments

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall

The speaker will offer remarks on the ways that technology in changing the work of parliament, and how parliaments can most effectively capitalize on the opportunities presented by new technologies.

16:20 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

5 Hrushevskoho Str, Session Hall