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Weekly eParticipation News digest “October 17th – 24th 2009″

23. October 2009 – 15:01 by Maren Luebcke

Interesting news from England and Wales:  A new bill will be set to be passed into law. By this law councils in England and Wales will be obliged to implement facilities for electronic petitions. Read more on the E-Goverment Bulletin

Call for Papers for the 10th European Conference on e-Government ECEG 2010 in Limerick (17-18 June 2010) is now open. Submissions should address applications for e-Government, challenges to e-Government, e-Voting and e-democracy issues as well as the issue of European citizenship. The conference welcomes academic papers, case studies, work in progress as well as non-academic contributions.  Further information …

A detailed report on the last weeks eDemocracy summit – this year BerlinInOctober – is given by Simon Columbus. The un-conference brought together 50 participants from 19 different countries. The updated conference wiki will be available soon.

The winner of the e-Democracy Award 2009 is announced. Congratulations to EU Profiler. Amazing 2,5 millions citizens have used the tool during last European elections to compare their opinions with those of some 300 European political parties. 

Another important award will be announced soon, but before members of the ePractice.eu community are invited to vote for their three favourite cases for The European eGovernment Award among the 52 finalists. Online voting closes at 11th of November.

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