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On Line Provision of Exhibitions (GR0030)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Greece Second Action Plan for 2014-2016

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Hellenic Parliament

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government

IRM Review

IRM Report: Greece End-of-Term Report 2014-2016, Greece 2014-2015 Progress Report

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

The library and the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for the Parliamentarianism and Democracy organize exhibitions aimed at the study and promotion of the concepts of democracy and parliamentarianism, the search for collective memory and collective identity formation.
Digital platform processing of exhibitions, adopting technologies for virtual visits to the natural exhibit sites, enabling open access to exhibitions via the internet and mobile devices promote   citizens’   awareness and understanding of parliamentary function.
The development of an interactive relationship between the Parliament and the citizens, through educational and cultural activities, encourage their involvement in Parliamentary affairs, while enhancing Parliament openness.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

Commitment 4.6. Online provision of exhibitions

Commitment text

The library and the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for the Parliamentarianism and Democracy organize exhibitions aimed at the study and promotion of the concepts of democracy and parliamentarianism, the search for collective memory and collective identity formation. Digital platform processing of exhibitions, adopting technologies for virtual visits to the natural exhibit sites, enabling open access to exhibitions via the internet and mobile devices promote citizens’ awareness and understanding of parliamentary function. The development of an interactive relationship between the Parliament and the citizens, through educational and cultural activities, encourage their involvement in Parliamentary affairs, while enhancing Parliament openness.

4.6.1. Adopt digital exhibitions platform

Milestones –Timescales

Completion by October 2015:

Platform adoption for exhibition collections’ digital viewing on the internet that will provide easy access to people with disabilities. Implementation should be based on international standards and protocols, open documented and published interface systems with third-party programs, open communication protocols and open environment for data transfer and exchange with other systems (National Documentation Centre, Europeana).

       Development of applications for specialized services for exhibitions’ virtual tour.

       Development of applications for access to digital exhibitions from mobile phones and other popular mobile platforms.

§  Digital exhibitions platform

Implementation (gradually) by June 2016:

       Selection of exhibition collections to be transferred to digital platform.

       Examination of the possibility of documentation and presentation of exhibits in multiple languages.

       Digitization of exhibits.

       Identification of copyright for each element to be used in digital exhibition.

       Virtual tour for selected exhibitions. o Gradual publishing of digital exhibitions online

Editorial note: Commitments 4.5 and 4.6 have been clustered for the purpose of analysis in this report. They will be discussed jointly in the narrative below.

Responsible institution: Hellenic Parliament

Supporting institution(s): None

Start date: July 2014            End date: June 2016

Commitment Aim:

These commitments seek to improve Parliament’s social media services to provide regular and organized communication with citizens and improve public access to information, education and participation. They also endeavour, through Parliament’s Library and the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for the Parliamentarianism and Democracy, to create a digital platform where citizens could improve their understanding and awareness of Parliament. These platforms would enable citizens to review processes for historical exhibitions, take virtual visits to exhibit sites, and access exhibits online through mobile devices.[Note 29: An example of a Hellenic Parliament digital historical exhibition on the 1967-1974 dictatorship may be found here: http://foundation.parliament.gr/central.aspx?sId=111I451I1151I646I457767.] The development of an interactive relationship between Parliament and the citizens through educational and cultural activities is intended to encourage public involvement in Parliamentary affairs, while enhancing Parliament’s openness.

Status

Commitment 4.5 Midterm: Not started

The Hellenic Parliament tried to effectively engage with different audiences by enhancing its social media policy and providing access to exhibitions online.

Interaction with the public through social media accounts was minimal by the midterm review. Milestone 4.5.1 attempted to address this issue by creating a unified strategy with overarching goals for social media use. The Hellenic Parliament viewed this commitment as a means of increasing visibility of its actions and as a feedback mechanism for the public. They wished to use their social media accounts to provide daily reports on political issues. Due to Parliament’s limited human resources, officials were not able to enhance properly the current social media policy. Government representatives reported that the Hellenic Parliament staff carried out an internal review of current practices that included possible future social media use scenarios. Nevertheless since this review has not been made available to the public, the Openwise IRM research team concluded this commitment had not started.

Milestone 4.5.2 followed the creation of the strategic goals with the formation of the teams necessary for citizen engagement through social media. At the same time, it aimed to automate some of the content provision. The government had not begun implementation on this commitment by the midterm review.

Commitment 4.6 Midterm: Not started

Milestone 4.6.1 (adoption of digital exhibitions platform) and Milestone 4.6.2 (transfer of collections to digital exhibition platforms) attempted to respond to the Hellenic Parliament’s need to engage further with the public and to create awareness of their mandate. No efforts aiming to secure funding or to provide an online display of Parliament’s exhibitions came to fruition by the midterm review. The government had not begun implementation of the two digital exhibition commitments within the time-frame of the Second Action Plan due unavailable funding.

Commitment 4.5 End of term: Not started

Based on the September 2016 interministerial OGP meeting attended by the Openwise IRM research team, the government made no progress on implementing this commitment.

Commitment 4.6 End of term: Not started

The government had not begun implementation on the two digital exhibition commitments within the time frame of the Second Action Plan due to insufficient funding. Funding never became available and as a result, the commitment ceased to be a priority. Since the midterm report, the Openwise IRM research team could not find evidence of any further attempts by the government to make progress on these two milestones.

Did it open government?

Commitment 4.5

Access to information: Did not change

Civic participation: Did not change

This commitment sought to improve the Hellenic Parliament’s social media engagement strategy. If fully implemented, it would have allowed members of civil society and the public to interact directly with the Hellenic Parliament in a more transparent and meaningful way. These improved strategies also could have offered an additional pathway for public participation during legislative consultation periods. However, due to Parliament’s limited human resources, officials have not been able to enhance adequately the current social media policy and public access improvements have been marginal.

Commitment 4.6

Access to information: Did not change

The online sharing of exhibitions could have allowed the public to engage on less political aspects of Parliament’s work and gain familiarity with its role and operations. Due to Parliament’s inability to fund the specific commitment, the proposed changes did not materialise, and had no effect on opening government.

Carried forward?

The third Greek Action Plan does not carry forward Milestones 4.5 and 4.6. the Openwise IRM research team suggested cooperating with NGOs with relevant social media and engagement expertise could offer an alternative avenue that would allow for the completion of these commitments.


Commitments

  1. Open Education Data

    GR0065, 2019, Access to Information

  2. Open Rural Development Data

    GR0066, 2019, Access to Information

  3. Open Immigration Data

    GR0067, 2019, Access to Information

  4. Open National Defense Data

    GR0068, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Open Ministry of Interior Data

    GR0069, 2019, Access to Information

  6. Open Administrative Reconstruction Data

    GR0070, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Open Economic Data

    GR0071, 2019, Access to Information

  8. Open Local Government Data

    GR0072, 2019, Access to Information

  9. Open Justice Data

    GR0073, 2019, Access to Information

  10. Open Environmental Data

    GR0074, 2019, Access to Information

  11. Open Culture and Sports Data

    GR0075, 2019, Access to Information

  12. Sports whistleblower platform

    GR0076, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  13. Open data from Ministry of Culture & Sports

    GR0077, 2019, Access to Information

  14. Publish anonymized open agricultural data

    GR0078, 2019, Access to Information

  15. Promoting open agricultural data to interested stakeholders

    GR0079, 2019, E-Government

  16. Citizen participation for update of Digital Transformation Bible

    GR0080, 2019, E-Government

  17. Monitoring platform for action plan

    GR0081, 2019, E-Government

  18. Amend EETT regulation

    GR0082, 2019, Access to Information

  19. Framework Law on Open & Participative Governance

    GR0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Participation in the Assessment of the Public Sector

    GR0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Publicity of Organisational Charts & Entities of the Public Sector

    GR0033, 2016, E-Government

  22. Accountability and Settlement of Disputes Between the Citizens and the Public Sector

    GR0034, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  23. Guide and Standardization for the Provision of Services & for Procedures Per Service/Entity

    GR0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Improvement of the Open Deliberation Procedure

    GR0036, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. National Register of Line Managers of the Public Administration (Register)

    GR0037, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Implementation of the Assessment of Employees and Services and Control Methods

    GR0038, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Implementation of a System for the Selection of Managers

    GR0039, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. Digital Repository for Pubic Administration Studies

    GR0040, 2016, Capacity Building

  29. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0041, 2016, Access to Information

  30. Geospatial Maritime Data

    GR0042, 2016, Access to Information

  31. Ship/Company and Seafarer Registers

    GR0043, 2016, Access to Information

  32. Marine and Maritime Activity

    GR0044, 2016, Access to Information

  33. Starred commitment Public Property Open Data

    GR0045, 2016, Access to Information

  34. KPI’s for the Implementation of Public and EU Financed Projects

    GR0046, 2016, E-Government

  35. Data and Statistics for Greek National Exams

    GR0047, 2016, E-Government

  36. Protocol Digitization

    GR0048, 2016, E-Government

  37. Informative Actions on Open Data for Young People in Secondary and Higher Education

    GR0049, 2016, Access to Information

  38. Open Education

    GR0050, 2016, Access to Information

  39. Provision of Open Data for Justice

    GR0051, 2016, Access to Information

  40. Enhanced Statistical Data of Justice Open to the Public

    GR0052, 2016, E-Government

  41. Open Provision of Geo-Data

    GR0053, 2016, Access to Information

  42. Open-Participatory Budget

    GR0054, 2016, Access to Information

  43. Regional Council Platform (Open Regional Council)

    GR0055, 2016, E-Government

  44. Open - Participatory Budget

    GR0056, 2016, E-Government

  45. Capture and Evaluation Platform for Regional Technical Projects

    GR0057, 2016, E-Government

  46. City Dashboard

    GR0058, 2016, Access to Information

  47. Online Consultation Platform

    GR0059, 2016, E-Government

  48. Open Data Index for Cities and Local Administrations

    GR0060, 2016, Access to Information

  49. Linked, Open and Participatory Budgets

    GR0061, 2016, E-Government

  50. School of Data for Public Servants

    GR0062, 2016, Access to Information

  51. The Collaborative Wikification of Public Services Procedures

    GR0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  52. Strengthening Openness and Accessibility of the Parliament

    GR0064, 2016, Access to Information

  53. Institutional and Technological Upgrading of Transparency Program

    GR0012, 2014, Access to Information

  54. Public Participation in Decision Making

    GR0013, 2014, Capacity Building

  55. Integration of PSI Directive on the Re-Use of Public Sector Information

    GR0014, 2014, Access to Information

  56. Regulatory Amendments for the Management and Provision of Open Data

    GR0015, 2014, Access to Information

  57. Implementation of Platform for Central Distribution of Public Open Data

    GR0016, 2014, Access to Information

  58. Provision of Open Geospatial Data

    GR0017, 2014, Access to Information

  59. Provision of Open Cultural Data

    GR0018, 2014, Access to Information

  60. Provision of Open Data for Offshore Companies

    GR0019, 2014, Access to Information

  61. Open Provision of Public Sector Critical Data Sets

    GR0020, 2014, Access to Information

  62. Open Invitations for Filling Posts in the Public Sector

    GR0021, 2014, E-Government

  63. Public Administration Organizational Chart Publication

    GR0022, 2014, Capacity Building

  64. Coordination and Monitoring of Open Government Policy

    GR0023, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  65. Reorganization of Inspectorate Bodies and Strategic Alliance Development Against Corruption

    GR0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  66. Tracking Changes on Bills (From Submission to Voting by Plenum)

    GR0025, 2014, E-Government

  67. Usability and Functionality Improvements of the ‘Parliamentary Transparency’ Section of the Hellenic Parliament Website

    GR0026, 2014, E-Government

  68. Improvement of the Hellenic Parliament Website and Implementation of New Standards-Technologies

    GR0027, 2014, Access to Information

  69. Provision of Historical Parliamentary Documents to the Public

    GR0028, 2014, E-Government

  70. Enhancement of Social Media Policy in the Hellenic Parliament

    GR0029, 2014, E-Government

  71. On Line Provision of Exhibitions

    GR0030, 2014, Capacity Building

  72. Increase Number of Legislative Acts Going Through Online Deliberation

    GR0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  73. Capitalize on Citizen Comments and Suggestions

    GR0002, 2012, Public Participation

  74. Operate Central e-Procurement Information System

    GR0003, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  75. Operate Central ERP Information System

    GR0004, 2012, E-Government

  76. Operate Central HRMS Information System

    GR0005, 2012, E-Government

  77. Open Data Regarding Prices, as Collected by Prices Observatory

    GR0006, 2012, Access to Information

  78. Resolve Legal Issues Regarding State Geo-Data

    GR0007, 2012, Land Rights & Spatial Planning

  79. Offer Additional Taxation Data

    GR0008, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  80. Augment Functionality of the Transparency Program

    GR0009, 2012, E-Government

  81. Publicise Public Sector Procurement Information

    GR0010, 2012, Anti-Corruption

  82. Enable Open, Transparent and Safeguarded Document Circulation

    GR0011, 2012, E-Government

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