Parliament 2020 - 'Visioning the future parliament' is a set of visioning exercises that aim to identify how new and emergent technologies can be used to transform the processes of parliament and its relationship with the public. To do this, the project will undertake a number of discussion sessions through face-to-face focus groups and online consultations with a range of stakeholders - these include MPs, parliamentary officials and the public.
The focus of this project is not on the technology, rather it seeks to identify how these technologies might support new models for democratic engagement and to identify what the barriers to implementing these might be. The project aims to develop a report that presents a vision for a digitally enabled parliament along with practical ideas and a road map for incremental change.
Parliament 2020 is a joint project between the Hansard Society, the UK Parliament and four other national parliaments.