The eCitizen 2.0 project funded by the InterReg IV Call officially kicked off on the 16th of February in Tampere, Finland. eCitizen 2.0 is a follow up of Interreg 3C funded Challenge of eCitizen (2005-2007) which promoted interregional collaboration on eGovernment development. eCitizen 2.0 led by the Baltic Institute of Finland brings together 11 Local Authorities from four regions of Europe to stimulate new Web 2.0-inspired approaches to citizen-centred and driven service delivery.
Over the next three years partners will regularly meet in joint seminars to discuss key issues, challenges and opportunities in eParticipation and will explore the designated sub-themes for the end-of-project online manual on eParticipation. Partners will also be exposed to state-of-the-art development in eGovernment on their Study Tours across Europe. The project is designed to enhance direct collaboration and peer learning between more and less experience project partners.