OpeningParliament.org is a forum intended to help connect the world's civic organizations engaged in monitoring, supporting and opening up their countries' parliaments and legislative institutions. It also serves as the home of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness, a set of shared principles on the openness, transparency and accessibility of parliaments supported by more than 140 organizations from over 75 countries.

Parliamentary monitoring organizations (PMOs) are working to create strong, open and accountable parliaments, through enhancing citizen participation in the legislative process and bringing parliaments closer to the people they represent. OpeningParliament.org provides a forum for international collaboration on efforts to improve access to parliamentary information and share experiences and good practices among PMOs. It also serves as the home of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness, a set of shared principles on the openness, transparency and accessibility of parliaments developed by the international PMO community.


Legislative Openness Data Explorer

To ensure that good practice on legislative openness is effectively captured and shared, the Working Group collected comparative, global information on legislative openness practices. The current dataset focuses on legislative transparency, specifically what types of information are available and how the public can access that information. With this site, the hope is to inspire and inform the development of ambitious legislative openness commitments in National Action Plans. 

The Explorer is available here: https://beta.openparldata.org/