Demo.cratica

  • Demo.cratica
  • Parliamentary open data portal
  • —Self comissioned
  • Porto, Portugal

Demo.cratica is a public portal to easily access the workings of the Portuguese parliament, with info on MP's and plenary sessions, which we initiated because of the frustration caused by the official portal's complex interface.

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From our work as part of the [TransparĂȘncia Hackday Portugal] (http://transparenciahackday.org) collective, we created the parliamentary monitoring website Demo.cratica. It is a carefully designed interface to the information released by the Portuguese Parliament on MP's and session transcripts.
The official Parliament website hides most useful information behind many layers of obscure interfaces and terminology. With this project, we wanted to make a point on how information being available does not mean that it is accessible; and as part of that point, we tried our hand at building something better.