CCI Presented its Virtual Parliament Project16. November 2012 - 15:55 — Dejan Georgievski
The Centre for Civil Initiative (CCI) presented today, November 16, 2012, its Virtual Parliament project to the MPs in the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Media. The Project aims to facilitate a more intensive communication between the voters and their elected representatives, and the website virtuelniparlament.ba contains the 16 assembly halls and more than 600 MPs’ offices in all parliaments and assemblies in BiH on different levels.
The project will allow the MPs in BiH to use their virtual offices to demonstrate interest and preparedness for direct communication with the citizens. The citizens, on the other hand, will be able to get a more precise insight in the work of all MPs, but also to get involved in the decision-making processes with their suggestions and proposals, and to insist on actual results of the work of their elected representatives.
The citizens will be able to communicate with the MPs over chat, e-mail, blogs, and can also launch initiatives, thematic debates, etc. Significantly, the citizens will be able to ask questions of their elected representatives wherever they may be at any given time, without the need to visit their actual offices.
CCI is convinced that the website will help the legislators get closer to the voters and to be aware about citizens’ opinions on individual issues and problems and recognize their suggestions and proposals.
The representatives of the state and entity parliaments, Božo Ljubić, Fehim Škaljić and Snježana Božić expressed, at the presentation, their satisfaction with the project and noted that it will allow the citizens to give constructive proposals and engage in constant oversight of the work of MPs.
"The portal will contribute to a more accountable and transparend work of the institutions of legislative branch, and we know that there is always room for improvement”, Božo Ljubić said.
The project – financially supported by USAID, was also presented to the MPs at the National Parliament of the Republic of Srpska earlier this week. (Source: klix.ba)