• A Retrospective on the Bussola Tech Global Series on Legislative Digital Transformation

    How it was

  • Standing at the precipice of a new digital age, parliaments worldwide are gearing up for a revolution in their operations and structures. This transformational journey was beautifully encapsulated in the Bussola Tech Global Series on Legislative Digital Transformation, demonstrating the extraordinary speed of technology adoption and its profound influence on legislative activities.

    The Series was anchored in the exploration of the basic principles and concepts underpinning digital transformation. Our engaging dialogues traversed a multitude of important themes: from the journey towards becoming a digital-ready administration, to the emerging digital-first strategies that are progressively shaping global legislative processes.

    The importance of collective growth and the exchange of knowledge were pivotal themes throughout the Series, as we promoted interparliamentary cooperation in the digital transformation journey. We also looked closely at the value of open data, recognising its potential to drive transparency and foster civic engagement in legislative processes.

    In the rapidly evolving landscape of technology-enabled legislative processes, the Series offered a wide-angle view of innovation. Discussions ventured into the realm of societal participation tools, the advent of data-driven legislative processes, and the abundant opportunities for digital transformation in legislative practices. Topics such as crowd law and digital-ready legislation provided deeper insights into the democratising influence of technology in legislative processes.

    The role of human resources in digital transformation was another pivotal topic, highlighting the importance of the human factor in the overall transformation. Broader reflections also included the role of political leadership in promoting digital transformation, the significance of civic participation, and the vital commitment to serving the public as driving forces in the transformative journey of the legislative process.

    On a more practical note, the Series delved into the shifts in legislative workspaces, emphasising the shift towards digital and remote work environments. This theme also incorporated the experiences of remote deliberation, and the critical role of user experience in creating effective communication processes in legislative spheres.

    In conclusion, the Bussola Tech Global Series on Legislative Digital Transformation provided a comprehensive exploration of the fast-emerging era of digital legislative practices. It contributed significantly to the global dialogue on digital readiness and transformation in legislative activities, helping to navigate the exciting thresholds of a digital-ready world.

    This transformative journey was collectively embarked upon by a distinguished assembly of global participants: Agency for Digitisation of Denmark, Asamblea Nacional of Ecuador, Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados of Chile, Câmara dos Deputados of Brazil, De Nationale Assemblée of Suriname, Directorio Legislativo, EU Parliament, GovLab, Hellenic Parliament, Honourable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación Argentina, Houses of the Oireachtas, Impacto Legislativo, Kaiser Associates, Knesset, Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, National Assembly of Zambia, National Conference of State Legislatures, Pan African Parliament, Parlamericas, Parliament of New Zealand, Parliament of the United Kingdom, People's Majlis of Maldives, Senado de España | Spain, Senado de la República of Colombia, Senado de la República of Mexico, Senado Federal of Brazil, Shura Council of Bahrain, Sindilegis, Suomen Eduskunta of Finland, U.S. House of Representatives, University of Leeds, and Xcential Legislative Technologies.

    The Bussola Tech Global Series on Legislative Digital Transformation was a significant milestone in our collective endeavour to navigate and shape the digital future of legislative activities. Each participant brought unique perspectives and valuable experiences to the table, enriching the dialogue and deepening our shared understanding. This event stood as a testament to the power of global collaboration, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We continue our journey, inspired and equipped with the lessons and insights gained, towards the dawn of digitally-transformed legislative operations worldwide.