What topics are discussed in the parliament? Which are the most relevant to which political party? Debates in the parliament are often difficult to follow for citizens and civil society organisations alike, but at the same time they are the foundation for evidence-based policy work and public discussions. With our partners, abgeordnetenwatch.de and HAW Hamburg, we take a closer look at the plenary protocols published by the German parliament reflecting these political discussions and decisions at the end of the 18th legislative period (2013 - 2017). OpenParliament (offenesparlament.de) makes the protocols accessible and searchable for everyone. We analyze important topics and provide information about the members of the parliament.
Abgeordnetenwatch.de is an independent and non-partisan internet platform, which allows public citizen requests to German and European parliaments as well as in the regional parliaments, thus providing a direct link between citizens and members of parliament. In addition, abgeordnetenwatch.de documents the voting behavior and the additional income of the deputies. In this way, they want to bring greater accountability pressure on politicians towards the electorate, as well as to provide easy and direct access to political information, greater transparency and participation.
Abgeordnetenwatch.de is a project of Parlamentwatch e.V. based in Hamburg.
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and within our four faculties we offer a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in engineering, IT, life sciences, design and media as well as business and social sciences. In teaching we focus on applied sciences, giving our students a practical insight into their fields of study through projects, lab work, internships and theses in industry. In research we are an important partner for the city of Hamburg’s companies and innovation clusters, developing new ideas from the synergies of this dynamic location.