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Analysts and journalists discussed the prospects and possibilities of the Open data portal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Kyiv, 4 July 2016 - A discussion on the Open data portal of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine took place in Kyiv. A workshop "Analize Rada, the code to the community" took place as well for promoting the work with open parliamentary data. The event was organized by Civil Network OPORA with support of UNDP office in Ukraine.


Open Data stickersThe project coordinator, Nadiia Babynska, presented the current version of the Open data Portal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; discussed plans to increase the list of groups of datasets, the work to improve the operation of the portal, the content of the datasets; and expressed the hope that these data will be used extensively for the analysis of parliament and for the creation new services.

Project Manager Vadym Hudyma led testing the key elements of the portal and participants explored the portal, the content of datasets and more at the workshop.

During the discussion, participants urged to continue the project, because there is a need to expand the list of groups of datasets - at least information agenda, information about the costs of MPs, amends the legislation, and information on the work of the Committees of the VRU.

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The Open data portal Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is the website that contains in a structured form more than 400 sets of basic public data on parliamentary legislation, bills plenary session deputies of Ukraine, etc. Based on these data, you can create analytical products and web tools that provide information about the work of Parliament in the most accessible form. Development of the portal was made possible through collaboration of Civil Network OPORA and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the support of UNDP in Ukraine.

OPORA encourages developers and analysts to use parliamentary data to create efficient and useful tools.