Regional party coverage in Ukraine: who has the best representation?
How many local cells each parliamentary party has? Which region and which party has the largest number of regional cells? Civil Network OPORA is trying to get the answers.
Where to find an MP: nationwide contacts map of parties and Members of Parliament
Don't spend your time on the search of non-existing addresses, use the all-Ukrainian map of public receptions of parties and Members of Parliament, developed by the Civil Network OPORA.
Over 110 parliament data sets available on the Open Parliament Data Portal
On 26 April, an updated Open Parliament Data Portal (opendata.rada.gov.ua) was presented in Kyiv. The resource contains over 110 structured parliament data sets covering legislation, draft laws, plenary sittings, MPs of Ukraine etc. These data may be used to create analytical products and online instruments, which provide accessible information about activities of the parliament.
Open Parliament Data: from a trend to a necessity
As modern informational technologies develop and public demand on them increases, state authorities, local self-government bodies and executive bodies all over the world have to use them in their work and communication with the public, what increases the quality of administrative decisions
Openness of Ukrainian Parliament: the first steps towards implementation of the Work Plan
Civil Network OPORA has initiated and is monitoring the realization of Work Plan for Implementation of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness, which was presented in Parliament on 5 February 2016 The organization is realizing a number of projects, aimed to increase the transparency and openness of parliamentary processes and activities of MPs.
Steps towards increasing the transparency of parliamentary committees
Civil Network OPORA has researched the ways to increase transparency of VRU committees, particularly publication of information about their activities on their websites. Thus, we have analyzed the current situation, determined key issues in activities of parliamentary committees, and suggested solutions for the existing problems. The research takes into consideration the recommendations included in the Work Plan for implementation of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness, approved by a de...
How to open the data: seven steps from experts, adapted to Ukrainian realities
Civil Network OPORA has translated a manual “Seven Steps To Open State, City, or Provincial Data Successfully”, with permission of the Open Data Lab Jakarta. The manual is developed for active citizens and civic associations willing to convince the government to open data in formats, which would allow to use them for advocacy and community development purposes.
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman and OPORA have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the public and the Parliament
On 11 March 2016, representatives of Civil Network OPORA met the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman to discuss the issues related to transparency and openness of the Parliament and its separate institutions, as well as development and introduction of the Open Data Portal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Based on the meeting results, Volodymyr Hroisman charged the Parliament's Apparatus to resolve the certain problems in communication between OPORA and the Parliament...
OPORA has defended its right to receive public information
Implementation of laws regulating access to public information has a direct influence on accountability and transparency of public authorities. Moreover, access to public information constitutes Constitutional rights and liberties of Ukrainian citizens.