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Governing on Openness, discussing on asylum seeking: protagonists, procedures, promises

#migrants, refugees (5:00) Understanding the (blurred) distinctions between migrants, refugees as transnational bodies. The existing criteria (ex. Geneva Convention, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_relating_to_the_Status_of_Refugees) used to assign a refugee status should derive from the «benefit of the doubt» for the applicant. This applies to NGOs and other actors working on the field. #asylum services (15:00) New Asylum Service in Greece … Read more

Governing on openess / following Zeu’s code (open source software for elections)

http://liveradio.radiobubble.gr/2013/11/governing-on-openness-listen-following.html

#open_government (6:50)
We, as civil society, have nowadays our own systems and methodologies that allows to control power and its authorities.

#Zeus open source software for elections (9:00)
Zeus (description at https://www.usenix.org/sites/default/files/jets0101-complete.pdf) is a, full circle, elections open source software and methodology. 120 elections and 23000 voters have taken place with Zeus in various Greek institutions. It is a browser based procedure, organising voters, votes and results in an open, transparent and efficient way. Anonymity of voters and non identification of votes are effectively answered through cryptography and mathematical models. For example, the electoral committee does not have access to votes, unless in a random way due to a shuffle mechanism: you do not know how you shuffle, but need to prove that you do it correctly. For example, the electoral committee does not have access to the contents of the votes until they have been shuffled in way that breaks the link between each voter and their ballot. The shuffle is done is such a way that you can show that you still have the same ballots at its output, without linking it with the input. So the votes are anonymised.

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Stakeholders meeting Athens – Results

The meeting took place on 25.09.2013, under the auspices of the Deputy Minister for Administrative Reform and E-Government, with stakeholders that have responded with written contributions to the evaluation of the current action plan and the formation of coming one. There was an open call for contributions through the national OGP site (http://www.opengov.gr/ogp/) and by personalised mail … Read more

Law No 3979 οn eGovernment (english)

OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
ISSUE No 138/A/16 JUNE 2011

LAW No 3979
On eGovernment and other provisions

THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC
We hereby promulgate the following law which has been passed by the Parliament:

CHAPTER A
SUBJECT-MATTER AND SCOPE OF THE LAW

Article 1 – Objectives of the Law

The objective of this law is:
a) to recognize the right of natural persons and legal entities operating under private law (hereinafter private law entities) to communicate and interact with public sector agencies with the use of information and communication technologies (hereinafter ICT), and
b) to regulate ICT application by public sector agencies within the framework and for the purposes of the operation of such agencies and in support of the exercise of their authority and transactions.

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