Civil society as a frontrunner in e-democracy developments in Slovenia

15. April 2010 – 17:54 by Institute for Electronic Participation

A number of civil society e-participation projects has emerged in recent years in Slovenia aiming to strengthen civil dialogue and utilize the internet to support participatory democracy. This is a 2nd contribution to the CEE CN background paper provided for the PEP-NET on-line consultation “eParticipation in Central and Eastern Europe: The big questions” (available in pdf file at the Institute for Electronic Participation web site).

The article is providing a short description of the most visible of recent e-participation initiatives implemented by the non-governmental organizations in Slovenia including:

1. Citizen’s forum European Debates (
2. NGO’s e-Participation portal during the Slovenian EU Council Presidency (
3. Open-source NGO’s e-Participation platform for on-line civil dialogue (
4. Slovenian Civil Society e-Participation web service (

Simon Delakorda, M.Sc.
Institute for Electronic Participation

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