New SAE Taking Shape for Greeks Abroad
The new World Council of Greeks Abroad (SAE) is being organized. The draft laws are prepared and entering officially, from now until Jan. 31 for public consultation. All Greeks abroad have the opportunity to share their suggestions and ideas through the website OPEN GOVERNMENT (DIAYGEIA) through the Ministry of Administrative Reform and E-Governance.
Twenty articles compose the group’s agenda for serving Greeks living abroad, aiming for the expression of all powers of Greeks everywhere. Deputy Foreign Minister and responsible for Greeks Abroad, Kostas Tsiaras, said he was satisfied with the result and called all Greeks to participate in the new SAE project.
Opengov.gr has been designed to serve the principles of transparency, deliberation, collaboration and accountability and includes three initiatives: Οpen calls for the recruitment of public administration officials (Top level and mid-level openings in the public sector are available on the Internet), Electronic deliberation(Almost every piece of draft legislation or even policy initiative by the government, are posted in a blog like platform prior to their submission to parliament) and Labs OpenGov (An open innovation initiative that brings together ideas and proposals from citizens, the public and the private sectors).