The event is organised by Work Package 5 of the OPTED consortium dedicated to “Parliamentary, government and legal texts”. The work package covers parliaments, a key venue in which the current challenges for European democracy are debated and policy is decided. In addition to providing a curated inventory of available parliamentary text corpora in Europe, the work package focuses on designing infrastructures that foster the collection, harmonization, publication, and analysis of textual data related to parliamentary speeches as well as legislation, bills, amendments and laws. The goal is to provide an enhanced data access for scholars, practitioners, and the wider public to parliamentary corpora.
The conference is organised by Work Package 5, which is a co-operation between poltextLAB at the Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest, the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics at the University of Cologne and WZB Berlin Social Science Center.