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My e-Democracy ‘08

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Although a bit late, I would like to share some of my impressions from Dan Jellinek’s (headstar) e-Democracy conference which took place in London Tuesday this week. First of all: I enjoyed the conference very much! The RIBA was a real nice venue and lots of interesting plenary sessions and workshops ...

PEP-NET @ E-Democracy ‘08

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Next Tuesday, November 11, UK's most popular annual conference on e-Democracy takes place at the spectacular headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects in the city of London. Topics to be covered include e-democracy in local government, online citizen consultation, grassroots campaigns, open source software in e-democracy and much more. As ...

From Civic Hacking Fund to mySociety

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

On Socialreporter David Wilcox published an interview with mySociety founder Tom Steinberg on the occaison of mySociety's fifth birthday. Congratulation Tom, keep on the good work! Here is the videocast titled The five year journey from Civic Hacking Fund to mySociety: Tom Steinberg at mySociety 5th anniversy party from David Wilcox on ...

Council of Europe’s policy recommendations on eDemocracy

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Action required: Council of Europe asks for comments on final draft of policy recommendations on eDemocracy The following text has been edited and distributed by Christoforos Korakas: "The Council of Europe is finalising a rather important document meant to become a policy recommendation to its member states (47) on eDemocracy The Draft ...

My e-Dem Forum

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The 9th World e-Democracy Forum took place on Thursday and Friday last week in Issy-les Moulineaux (Paris) – and was worth attending. It is an open secret that the quality of conferences depends not only on the official programme, or maybe not even in the first place, but on the people ...

Next eDemocracy: Upcoming Events and Conferences

Monday, October 13th, 2008

eDemocracy and eParticipation are on top of the agenda of different conferences in the next couple of weeks – three of which are taking place at the same time. More and more conferences are focusing on topics like eDemocracy and eParticipation, that is the good news. Unfortunately the planning of these ...

PEP-NET proudly presents: Round table discussion about Participatory Budgeting and ICT

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Round table discussion about Participatory Budgeting and ICT at the 9th World e-Democracy Forum in Paris,  October 16, 9.00 - 10:30 Participatory budgeting is a method to involve ordinary citizens in the decision-making process of allocating municipal or public budgets. Proponents of this method suggest that this involvement leads to more ...

Join in the Bailout

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

The financial crises threatens the world economy and experts call for immediate action. Are we facing bad times for (e-) democracy or are we on the verge of a revolution in participation in government? The logic is simple: In case of emergency there is no time for long debates and the ...

The telecom package or the rise of digital citizen lobbyism

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Today the European Parliament has voted on the so-called Telecom Package (1,2) a series of amendments to the European telecommunications law. While the majority of the ca. 300 page long amendments are not disputed, some of them were fiercely contested. Different interest groups tried to influence the wording of the law ...

Moving Pictures for OneWebDay (2)/ PEPCLIPS

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

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