GovTech Challenges

Legislative digital transformation tools

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is looking for a draft digital format standard for legislation that demonstrates at least one or several prototypes of a digital solution for the practical implementation of the developed standard, which would address at least one of the problems existing in the legislative process.


  • Lithuania is characterised by a very large and growing body of legislation and a growing number of amendments. The frequent changes in legislation are often due to the insufficient quality of the legislation, which may be influenced by technical reasons such as the lack of use of automated tools in the legislative process, the increasing challenge of qualitatively carrying out and assessing changes in the legal regulation in the current abundance of legislation.
  • The analysis of the possibilities of using automated tools in the legislative process and the alternatives for the development of tools for this purpose also identified the lack of an existing database of existing legislation. The publication of legislation is no longer in line with today’s technological requirements: it is only published in human-readable language and not in machine-readable language, which does not provide an innovative environment for the development of a range of artificial intelligence products that would implement local legislative requirements to create a range of legaltech products to make legal services more accessible. It should be noted that there is also no unified legalXML standard in Lithuania.


  • The aim is to convert at least one law agreed with the applicant into a suitable format on the basis of the draft standard and to create a practical prototype of a digital solution that will allow the application of the Guidelines for Drafting of Legislative Acts and the automated generation of drafts of an amendment to the law, a comparative version. The aim is to provide semantically enriched legislation or excerpts for testing.

Prizes for participants

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners:

  • 1st prize –  8 500 EUR
  • 2nd prize –  6 500 EUR
  • 3rd prize – 4 800 EUR

Additional information

The deadline for receipt of projects or applications for participation is 24 September 2021, 14:00.

For a detailed description of the challenge and the call for projects, please visit the Central Public Procurement System (CVP IS).

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