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e
-
Parliament for
Citizens:

Current Services

Birut
ė Leonavičienė

Analyst, Information Technology Department

Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania

Evolution of the Information System of
the Seimas


199
1



start

of the development of the
I
nformation
S
ystem



1995
-

Internet website was
launched



1998


1999
-

was developed

current
structure of the information system

Principles of Information Policy


Publicity


draft legislation, video, audio and other documents are
published
and available
free

of charge

for public use
;


Transparency


public is
widely
informed on the activity of the Seimas;


On
-
line information;



Security
;


Information reliability

the use of e
-
signature has been launched;


Principles of Information Policy


Dissemination

electronic subscription is available
;


Interact
ivity

public can express their opinion by electronic means and
receive responses to their queries;


Compatibility

information exchange with

external

information systems
;


Accessibility
;


Attainability

information can be obtained through a variety of mobile
devices;


Permanent storage
.


S
ubsystems of the Information System
of the Seimas

I
nternal

information
sub
system
s

P
ublic
information
sub
system
s

e
-
Parliament for

Citizens
.

Information exchange

Legal
information
subsystem

Subsystem
of plenary
sittings

Subsystem

for audio/video
recording

and
management

Subsystem
of video
document
archive

THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

CITIZENS

Internet

Website
content
management
system

E
-
mail

Guest book

News
agencies

e
-
Parliament for

Citizens
.

Information system

Legal
information
subsystem

Subsystem
of plenary
sittings

Subsystem

for audio/video
recording

and
management

Subsystem
of video
document
archive

THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

CITIZENS

Internet

Website
content
management
system

E
-
mail

Guest book

News
agencies

Legal information subsystem


Database of the Legislation of the Republic
of Lithuania;



Database of
legal acts of the European Union

and respective translations
.

Legal information subsystem.

Objectives


I
ncrease public awareness of the legislative
process;


F
oster legal awareness of the public;


E
ncourage government accountability to the
public;


P
resent all the activities of the Seimas to the
citizens.


Database
contains


All legal acts published in the official gazette
Valstybės Žinios
and its
supplement

Informaciniai Pranešimai
;


Working documents of the Seimas, including
draft legislation, agendas of meetings,
minutes, decisions of the Board of the
Seimas, etc.;


Legal acts of the European Union and their
translations into Lithuanian;

Database
contains


International conventions, bilateral and
multilateral treaties and supplementing
documents, documents adopted by the Baltic
Assembly, the Seimas of Lithuania and the
Sejm of Poland;


Consolidated versions of legal acts adopted
by the Seimas and the Government;


Official translations of legal acts into English
and Russian.

Legal acts. Legislative path


Information on the adoption of legislation by
the Seimas is provided starting with the
registered draft and related information and
finishing with the consolidated versions of
legal acts.



Every legal act is also linked to the
regulations governing its implementation.

L
egal act
s. Related documents


Logical links have been established among
all documents


L
egal act
s of the Republic of Lithuania are

linked
with corresponding legal acts of the
EU


Legal acts
.

EUROVOC indexing


All the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania
and of the European Union are
index
ed by
descriptive terms
of
the EUROVOC

e
-
Parliament for

Citizens
.

Information system

Legal
information
subsystem

Subsystem
of plenary
sittings

Subsystem

for audio/video
recording

and
managenment

Subsystem
of video
document
archive

THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

CITIZENS

Internet

Website
content
management
system

E
-
mail

Guest book

News
agencies

Plenary Sitting Information Subsystem.

Objectives


to serve the plenary sittings of the Seimas
;


to keep a close watch on PS process;


track how MPs are voting.

Plenary Sitting Information Subsystem


The following information is stored in the
system:


information on plenary sittings, including
questions under deliberation, discussions,
registration, and voting information;


detailed agenda of the sitting;


planned date for the deliberations;


factual agenda of the sittings;


stages of deliberation on legislation;


persons to take the floor as registered
beforehand.


Plenary Sitting Information Subsystem


During the sitting
:


discussion proceedings are settled;


registration results are provided, where users
register electronically;


voting results are provided, where users vote
via electronic equipment;


sitting attendance by MPs is displayed.

Plenary Sitting Information Subsystem


Real time information processing.


Video information is titled.


Broadcasting:


via Internet;


on regional TVs.


Detailed reports:


by e
-
mail;


on paper for

persons

are interested in
.

e
-
Parliament for

Citizens
.

Information system

Legal
information
subsystem

Subsystem
of plenary
sittings

Subsystem

for audio/video
recording

and
management

Subsystem
of video
document
archive

THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

CITIZENS

Internet

Website
content
management
system

E
-
mail

Guest book

News
agencies

Subsystem for Audio/Video Recording
and Management


Live audio
/
video broadcast of plenary
sittings
;


Live online broadcasts
of

press conferences
and other major events.


Digital recording of the broadcasts of :


plenary sittings,


press conferences;


other events.


V
erbatim reports
;


Offline storage of audio/video records

in the
archive
;


Online stor
age

of minutes and audio records.

Subsystem for Audio/Video Recording
and Management


Audio recordings of the plenary sittings are
indexed, enabling users to search by speaker
and subject.









Search for press conferences by time and
title.

e
-
Parliament for

Citizens
.

Information system

Legal
information
subsystem

Subsystem
of plenary
sittings

Subsystem

for audio/video
recording

and
management

Subsystem
of video
document
archive

THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

CITIZENS

Internet

Website
content
management
system

E
-
mail

Guest book

News
agencies

Video Archive Subsystem


To store, manage and search photos











The “Photo of the Day”
-

the news and
photos of the day.

e
-
Parliament for

Citizens
.

Information system

Legal
information
subsystem

Subsystem
of plenary
sittings

Subsystem

for audio/video
recording

and
managenment

Subsystem
of video
document
archive

THE SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

CITIZENS

Internet

Website
content
management
system

E
-
mail

Guest book

News
agencies

Internet Site. www.lrs.lt

Internet Site


Seimas Authorities


work of the Speaker of the Seimas

(
agendas,
visits, presentations, speeches
);


composition, functions and documents of the
Board of the Seimas and Assembly of Elders


B
iographies of MPs
,
contact information,

functions

in committees, parliamentary
delegation
s
,
etc
.

Internet Site


Political Groups


Composition, activities, latest materials.


Internet Site


Committees


Composition
,
contact information
;


Agendas
;


draft legislation under deliberation
;


draft legal acts to be discussed by the Seimas
committees
;


conclusions on the discussed projects, decisions
on issues of parliamentary scrutiny
.

Internet Site


Commissions


Agendas
;


M
inutes of meetings, reports
;


I
nform
ation

about the ad hoc committees
.

Internet Site. Work of the Parliament


Plenary Sittings
:


Agendas

in advance
;


Q
uestions under consideration
;


V
oting results;


MPs attandance of the plenary sitting;


A
udio
/video

broadcast
;



M
inutes
;


Verbatim records
.

Internet Site. Work of the Parliament


S
tatistical data on plenary sittings and
attendance figures for the Seimas Groups
and MPs:


legislation process
-
related work;


submitted draft legislation and other
documents;


results of voting for the document under
deliberation;


speeches at the plenary sittings;


attendance of plenary sittings.

Internet Site. Work of the Parliament


Statistical data on the adoption of new
legislation and comparable data on the work
of the committees and Parliament groups
;


D
ata on work efficiency of the former Seimas
terms and comparable data on their
involvement in the legislative process
.

Internet Site. Parliamentary Scrutiny


R
eports from institutions accountable to the
Seimas
;


Q
uestions and enquiries, reports on the
activities of the Government
;


Assignments

to the Government
.

Internet Site. Public relations


Highlights
:


recent press releases,


announcements of events to take place at the
Seimas,


information on seminars, conferences,
exhibitions,


open doors hours
;


meetings with individuals, meetings of MPs with
the voters
;


announcements from plenary sittings and
committee meetings.

Internet Site. Public relations


Information on
signing up for a guided tour
;


V
irtual tour of the parliament buildings
;


Internet site for children is also available.

Internet Site. Public relations


Publications
:


the weekly magazine “Seimo kronika” (The
Seimas Cronicle)
;


“Parliamentary Mirror”.

Internet Site. History


I
nformation on the Seimas since Lithuania
re
established

independence, including the
most important documents, biographies of
then politician, and archive photos
.

Internet Site. International Relations


I
nformation on the parliamentary
delegations
;


Seimas groups for parliamentary relations,


overviews of the activities of the delegations
in the assemblies co
-
established by
Lithuania.


I
nformation on the business trips of the MPs,
respective reports.

Internet Site. Legal Acts


Legislation of the Republic of Lithuania
;


EU Legislation;


New Legislation;


Draft Legislation.

Internet Site. Additional services


News feeds
-

RSS service:


Latest press releases;


New legislation.


XML l
inks
for

external

information systems
;


S
ubscri
ption
by e
-
mail

to:


new legislation
;


information on the events the users are
interested in.


WAP service.

Internet Site.

Information in Other Languages


General information
in English and French

is
also available.

Internet Site. Decentralised input


Subdivisions of the Office of the Seimas are
responsible for preparing of information and
keeping it up to
-
date.


Subdivisions who manages information are
responsible for information input into WEB
Site DB.

Dissemination. Offline information

At the end of each term of the Seimas a
DV
D
including the following information

is issued:


E
lections results;


B
iographies of MPs;


Activity and
functions of the Seimas authorities;


C
omposition and functions of the Seimas
committees and commissions;


information on interparliamentary groups,
parliament delegations;


minutes of plenary sittings, audio records of the
Seimas sittings;

Dissemination. Offline information


L
egal acts and
other adopted
documents;


A
udio recordings of press conferences;


S
tatistic
al

data
;


Seimas activities illustrated by photos.

Telling Figures
.
Legislation Database.


over
210.
00
0 documents


109.000 legal acts;


over 7.000 translations into Russian, English
and French;


other documents.


The Database is constantly updated by
adding:


approx.
70
documents

per day;


approx.
1.500
documents

per month.

Site Attendance at www.lrs.lt

0
5.01.2006


06.01.2006


approx. 12.000.000 hits
(
990.000
visits)
per
month;


approx. 15.000 hits per hour on average;


approx. 54.000 hits per hour peak.



Bandwidth
-

approx. 500 GB per month.

www.lrs.lt. Hits

15.28 hits/visit

Population of Lithuania

3.500.000

Visitors to the online legislation
database 1998
-

2006

e
-
Parliament for Citizens: Current
Services

Thank you for

attention
!





Contact:

Birutė Leonavičienė

E
-
mail:
Birute.Leonaviciene
@lrs.lt