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Digital transformation of legislation, regulations and official government publications by KOOP


In 2004, then minister De Graaf unveiled his dream: "In three years all basic information of the democratic constitutional state should be available online."


Result: Digital Transformation of the legislation and regulations process chain in the Netherlands


The Knowledge and Exploitation Center for Official Publications (KOOP) started digitizing the Government Gazette in 2006. In the last 10 years KOOP was responsible for tens of cross-organizational projects in of the legislation and regulations process chain. As a result today KOOP has successfully transformed this process chain. Customer-driven and cross-cutting government organizations.


We manage some of the most used internet portals with official government information: overheid.nl (government.nl), wetten.nl (laws.nl) and officielebekendmakingen.nl (officialpublications.nl). Where all national and local legislation and regulations is digitalized and searchable on one portal online. And where KOOP supports all government organizations on a daily base in order to promulgate and the legislation and regulations, and make them accessible to everyone. We publish parliamentary documents, permits and international treaties. These publications are consulted around 2.5 million times a month. We support the government to modernize all phases of the legislative and regulatory process chain for the benefit of all governments, legal professionals, implementers and citizens. Services per phase include:


1. Making of laws - legislative progress calendar, workflow system legislation in the making, implementation EU laws and regulations.


2. Consultation of laws - internet consultation.


3. Discussing laws in the house of representitives and senate - publication of parliament documents.


4. Promulgation of laws - Government Gazette, Official government publications.


5. Implementation of legislation - laws.nl, government.nl, local regulations, open data portal, laws pockets, platform execution content.


6. Supervision and executing - publication of disciplinary law, permits, messages "about your neighborhood", enriched judgments on case law, European ECLI standard, Artificial Intelligence solution LinkXtractor.


Our government clients


KOOP carries out this (policy) assignment for various departments, local government and executive governmental authorities. We originated from a government assignment to digitize the official publications. KOOP is responsible for 300,000 official publications per year. Year after year we score an 8 as a customer satisfaction rating and a 99.95% availability of our systems. KOOP has now developed 30 products and services for its clients. Within budget, time and quality. And because KOOP works closely with specialists and specialized IT companies. It therefore can use the latest ideas, developments and technologies.


We would not have been able to achieve this without the assignments of our clients and without the laws to stimulate this digital transformation.


A special contractor in the legislation and regulations process chain


The government organization KOOP is able to combine entrepreneurship with a strong social commitment. Our specialists have adopted legislation and regulations into the 21st century. Thanks to complex, innovative and, above all, successful IT projects. Projects that are crucial for improving the legislation and regulations process chain and also save the government a lot of costs.


KOOP operates in an environment in which there is no formal owner of the entire process chain. KOOP compensates for the absence of this top-down process chain director. In addition to policy-oriented assignments, KOOP continuously initiates - based on its knowledge - bottom-up proposals to its clients for the improvement of the process chain.


Savings by the government as digital publisher


In the past, commercial publishers bundled the government information and the government massively bought back these information bundles. With KOOP, the government has again become the publisher of its own information. Making it available to society and the market free of charge via open data. This yields enormous savings. Since 2009, more than 10 million has been saved annually in the Government Gazette alone. Electronic publishing by local authorities reduces hundreds of millions of administrative burdens.


European standards and innovation


Thanks to KOOP's European standard for the unique numbering of court decisions, the ECLI, European case law can be found. In addition, KOOP manages metadata standards and the Juriconnect standard for identifying and referring to laws and regulations. KOOP continues to look for innovative technologies to make government information accessible to citizens and professionals.


Award info
Award category: new solutions to complex challenges - a public sector citizen-centric, sustainable and fit for the future - european or national level
Award type: submission
Award year: 2019
Project type
Sector: cross-sectoral
Type of activity:
Keywords: Digital Transformation, Official Government Publications, law, regulatory, accessible law, accessible official government publications, democracy
Short English description: The Knowledge and Exploitation Center for Official Publications (KOOP) started digitizing the Government Gazette in 2006. In the last 10 years KOOP was responsible for tens of cross-organizational projects in of the legislation and regulations process chain. As a result today KOOP has successfully transformed this process chain. Customer-driven and cross-cutting government organizations.
Further information
Organisation: KOOP - Knowledge and Exploitation Center of Official Government Publications
Other applicants:
Homepage: http://www.koopoverheid.nl
Level of government: national level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: >15
Country: Netherlands
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
Start date:
End date:


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