Who we are
The Information and Documentation Department is a part of the Parliamentary Staff Service, and it is charged with the indexing and archiving of all acts of Parliament.
The Department also provides full reference service, which includes responding to requests for articles and information dealing with complex matters of interest to MPs, and utilising a variety of sources such as articles and electronic documentation.
The Department responds to queries for information from MPs and parliamentary staff about bills in progress and transcripts of plenary sessions, and it keeps track of Parliament’s legislative activity (enacted legislation, rescinded or withdrawn bills, debate statements made by MPs during plenary sessions, and all manner of statistics on matters relating to the work and functioning of Parliament).
Documents are indexed pursuant to:
the special classification scheme, the Eurovoc Thesaurus. We also provide the full texts of all acts of Parliament and laws to our users.
Our mission is:
to support Parliament’s legislative, oversight and representation functions by providing high-quality information servicest
to provide support to decision-making processes
to raise the standards of debate
to improve the quality of legislation
Our Objective is:
- to provide impartial, accurate and timely information to all users
- to provide information service that assists MPs, committees and other parliamentary bodies in the fulfilment of their duties
- to make information and services available to other parliamentary staff as necessary to facilitate Parliament’s functioning
- to ensure that MPs and staff in Parliament have easy access to the information they need when they need it
- to provide the appropriate level of information and documentation services to MPs and parliamentary staff
- to provide records of Parliament’s activities.
Although research functions have been foreseen, currently the Department does not engage in research activities.
The Department is divided into two teams, and has six staff members.
Working hours and users
The recognised ‘clients’ for the Department’s services are: MPs, assistants, and the staff of Parliament and other governmental institutions. In addition, any person may be accepted as a client by written authority of the Secretary General of the Croatian Parliament.
The Department renders services to MPs and staff on session days from 8:30 a.m. until the session is closed (but not later than 7:30 p.m.), and Mondays to Fridays during recesses from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Daniela Sraga, Ph.D
Phone: + 385 1 4569-660
Fax.: + 385 1 6303-797