The Slovenia Times

Parliament tracker gets Google funding


'Danes je now dan', which is developing the Parlameter tool, is one of 128 projects around Europe to have secured funding from Google.

While the outfit did not explicitly disclose the funding amount, the break-down of the project suggests it received in excess of EUR 330,000.

The funding will allow 'Danes je nov dan' to finalise the tool, which has so far been developed with contributions by the staff themselves.

"With Google's support we will finish and then upgrade Parlameter," the group said in a statement Wednesday.

The aim of the tool is to visualise data on the work of the National Assembly with analyses of voting records and transcripts.

The funds will allow the non-profit to hire full-time staff, which it says will improve the prospects of additional financing.

'Danes je nov dan', which translates as today is a new day, emerged in the autumn of 2012 as part of the nation-wide protests against the political establishment.

In September 2013 it was incorporated as a non-profit focusing on digital political participation, transparency and oversight.

Digital News Initiative is a foundation founded by Google along with major international media such as The Guardian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, La Stampa and El Pais.


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