Our mission is to promote democracy through innovative digital technology dedicated to monitor parliament activities, ensure accountability in politics and reinforce dialogue between citizens and their representatives.

We are all legally independent, non-partisan and not for profit organisations, who support parliamentary openness as expressed in the Declaration on Parliamentary Openess.

From our blog:


Project coordinator Parliamentwatch Network (part time: 50%, start date: 1.2.2017, location: Berlin, Germany) The Parliamentwatch Network currently has eight independent member organizations in Germany, France, Greece, Morocco, Afghanistan, Italy, Yemen, and Tunisia. Together, we have a big ambition to grow by spreading our idea and strategies for citizen mobilisation in order to achieve our vision… Read More


Following the Corruption Perception Index 2015 from Transparency International, only Bulgaria it’s worse than Italy among the EU nations. The issue affects the whole Italian national system but is even worse in the south, where corruption is endemic and the civil society scarcely experiments autonomy. This generates complete mistrust in the democratic procedures and sensibly reduces participation… Read More


Elige y Cuestiona, the Mexican initiative, to be launched soon. Mexico is now taking a step forward towards a new communication stage between citizens and their political representatives. Elige y Cuestiona (www.eligeycuestiona.org) is the name of the project that intends to provide Mexican citizens and representatives with a tool to engage with elected representatives through a moderated Q&A… Read More


Monitoring the Parliament at Times of War Since the military intervention of the Saudi coalition in Yemen in March 2015, the Yemeni parliament has been inactive and has not been able to play a constructive role in ending the political stalemate in Yemen. In view of the ongoing violence in various parts of the country,… Read More


„The Social Democrats gave up, we´ve got the names!” Exclaiming these words, our editor Martin entered the office room of abgeordnetentwatch.de on an, up until this very moment, rather calm morning. In his hands he held a list with names of all lobbyists who were granted access to the German parliament (“Bundestag”) with entry cards issued by… Read More