Interlegis was one of the institutions to be part of the third edition of the LegisTech Forum, a world conference on digital transformation and institutional modernisation in the legislative organised by Bússola Tech. The event, held between September 12 and 16, 2022, brought together representatives of National and Subnational Legislative Houses from 47 countries, during its 5 days of realisation with activities entirely translated into Portuguese, English and Spanish simultaneously and with occasional translations into Indonesian. , Mongolian and Ukrainian.
The international conference, with approximately 60 hours of activities, distributed between debates and case presentations from the Legislative Houses around the world, had Interlegis as a partner of the event, an essential fact to expand the collaboration between the legislative houses nationally and internationally.
Among the 76 activities developed by the conference, there was the EnGITEC Meeting, presented by the group’s president, Alzira Fernanda Oliveira, which featured several presentations from the community about its progress throughout the year, such as, for example, a presentation by Francisco Xavier Soares Filho, Rede de Governança Brasil, where community members shared their experiences to date.
As well as the activities with the leadership and participation of Leonardo Barbosa, Director of the ILB/ Interlegis, João Gouveia, IT Coordinator of the ILB/ Interlegis and Luis Fernando Pires Machado, General Coordinator of the ILB/ Interlegis, who exchanged experiences with Legislative Houses, interparliamentary organisations and institutions such as the Parliament of New Zealand, Câmara dos Deputados of Brazil, Cámara de Senadores of Uruguay, Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments (ASGP), Parliament of South Africa, Pan-African Parliament, Parliament of Ireland, Xcential Legislative Technologies, Itaú Unibanco, Demand Progress ( USA) and Câmara Municipal of São Paulo.
During their interactions, topics such as the case of digital transformation of the Interlegis Program, the environment of cooperation between Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures of South Africa, aspects of digital-ready legislatures for citizens, adaptation of transformation strategies digital in accordance with the regiment of the Houses, as well as, Legistics, Legismatics and Legismetry.
During the conference week, other relevant topics were also addressed in the high-level interactions between the panellists, which brought reflections on the future of the modernization of the legislative power in Brazil and in the World, such as “Mobile Applications in the Legislative”, “Intelligence Artificial Applied to Legislative Activities”, “Integration of Tools for Participation in the Legislative Process”, “Management of Legislative Documents” and “Modernization of Legislative Drafting”, among others.
The 5-day conference brought together a diverse audience from 63 countries and consolidated itself as a unique opportunity that brought together the community engaged in the digital transformation and legislative modernisation agenda, in an environment that allowed for a great exchange of experiences and fostering fruitful conversations about the future of legislative houses.
Through this moment of cooperation, the institutions were able to perceive similarities, complementarities and challenges that they can overcome through learning from other experiences. The event demonstrated that cooperation is one of the fundamental elements for everyone to advance in their efforts to modernise institutions.