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Newsletter: “eParticipation in Central and Eastern Europe: Invitation to participate in the second PEP-NET online discourse”

1. January 2007 – 11:02 by John Heaven (TuTech Innovation GmbH)

Dear Reader,

As an expert or practitioner in the field of civic engagement, the Pan European eParticipation Network would like to invite you to participate in an online discourse about electronic Participation in Central and Eastern Europe.

The discourse starts today and you can go to www.internet-discourse.eu to take part (or go directly to https://www.internet-discourse.eu/demos.php?&page=new_author to register). eParticipation and civic engagement practitioners from Central, Eastern and Western Europe will discuss a wide range of issues: from opportunities and challenges, to the structural, political and cultural problems that may stand in the way of successful eParticipation in the region.

The focus of the discourse will be the development of strategies to enhance eParticipation in Central and Eastern Europe and overcome the obstacles identified. The final outcome of the discourse will be a paper, describing the situation of eParticipation in the region and making recommendations for improvement, which will be presented to the European Commission and other influencers of eParticipation.

The discourse is broken down into three phases: “broadening”, “deepening” and “consolidating”. In the broadening phase, ideas and possible topics for discussion are fielded. Some of these are then selected for a more in-depth discussion in the “deepening” phase. This means that you can decide what is discussed before you discuss it. The final phase, “consolidating”, aims to summarize the results of the discussionand to highlight both areas where consensus has been achieved as well as those where different view points remained, resulting in a situation paper. The whole discussion is moderated by a dedicated team, so you can engage in a constructive and structured discussion.

This is the second of three PEP-NET discourses. The first discourse was successfully held in early 2009 as a support action for the European eParticipation Study.

We look forward to reading your contributions on internet-discourse.eu!

We kindly request you to forward this message to any person who might be interested in getting involved in this online discourse.

Want to become a PEP-NET member?

Find out how at https://pep-net.eu/becoming-a-member

All the best,

Rolf Luehrs Bengt Feil John Heaven
Rolf Luehrs,

PEP-NET Coordinator

Bengt Feil John Heaven


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