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Revamp the Legislative Calendar (NL0005)



Action Plan: Netherlands Action Plan 2013-2014

Action Plan Cycle: 2013

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations & Ministry of Security and Justice

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Open Data, Open Parliaments, Participation in Lawmaking, Public Participation, Regulatory Governance

IRM Review

IRM Report: Netherlands Final Report 2013-2014, Netherlands Progress Report 2013-2014

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation , Public Accountability , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



The legislative calendar is being revamped. Data on legislative bills and orders in council under preparation will be published on a publicly accessible website; the information provided will include the title, ministry, first signatory, type of legislation, latest stage completed, reference number, current internet consultation etc. The idea is that it should be possible to track the process from beginning to end: in other words, from the announcement of the fact that an act of parliament/order in council is being prepared up to its entry into force. The process will be made transparent (current stage, stages already completed, stages still to come). The text will be made available as soon as it is public, either on or as a parliamentary paper. The information published on the website will be in the form of open data which can be re- used on the websites of third parties, such as With a view to re-use of existing data, the legislative calendar will be updated on the basis of Kiwi, the interdepartmental system supporting the legislative process. Formal arrangements will be made as to the quality of the data supplied (in terms of how up-to-date, complete and reliable they are). The lead organisations on this project are the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of Security and Justice.


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