For MPs and the parliamentary administration, the use of social media remains at an experimental stage. The objective of this conference is therefore to exchange experience on the risks and benefits of social media, and to contribute to more effective use of social media by parliaments.
The conference is targeted at parliamentarians, Secretaries General and parliamentary staff involved in social media. Due to the multi-faceted nature of social media, the conference may interest staff working in communications, IT, web management, library and research services.
The outcome will be a document that establishes basic principles on the use of social media by parliaments and/or identifies the key questions that parliaments need to answer when establishing or strengthening social media policies.
The conference will be jointly organized by the IPU and the ASGP, in partnership with the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament and the IFLA section on Parliamentary Libraries and Research Services.