Friday, May 8th, 2009
It’s almost exactly a year ago since I was at the “Neue Verwaltung” (“new administration”) conference in Leipzig and described my impressions here of how eParticipation was faring in Germany’s public administrations. The verdict in a nutshell was: there’s a fair amount on offer to executive staff from German administrations ...
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Monday, April 20th, 2009
by Morten Meyerhoff Nielsen, Danish Technological Institute
Much has been reported about the successful campaigning, fund raising and support canvassing by the 2008 Obama election campaign. Still the use of ICT to increase electoral participation, campaigning, consultation and voting is not a uniquely US phenomena. A multitude of eParticipation and eDemocracy ...
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
A joint workshop between the European eParticipation study and the Demos@Work project will take place in the framework of the
7th Eastern European eGovernment Days, the 22nd of April 2009
in Prague (15.30-18.00 pm)
This workshop will present initial results from these two initiatives, giving participants an opportunity to learn at ...
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
Moving a step closer to making the final recommendations for EU level actions the European eParticipation Study’s has just published its second wave of deliverables. The documents are available on www.european-eparticipation.eu (Publication/Public Deliverables section).
The second wave of project deliverables consists of the following eight documents:
• Major factors shaping the development ...
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
It has been more than 3 years ago, when the project on “Good Governance in the Information Society” (2005-2008) has been started between the walls of the Council of Europe.
The project focuses on how new information and communication technologies (ICT) affect the practice of democracy, human rights and the rule ...
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Monday, February 16th, 2009
The Emilia-Romagna Regional Government was accepted like new associate member in the network. Thank you to the coordinator and to the other members!
First of all I give you a brief presentation about our strategy and plan in the field of eGovernment and eParticipation.
The Emilia-Romagna always considered the development of the ...
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Monday, February 9th, 2009
How can we be sure that the online discussion will not be biased or manipulated by certain interest groups?
Online discourses mirror the world as it is and should not be misunderstood as an ideal or protected room where only the Habermasian “forceless force of the better argument” counts. Participants are ...
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Monday, January 26th, 2009
For almost a decade I have been involved in the conceptualisation and realisation of eParticipation projects. Most of these projects were so-called moderated online discourses.
The basic idea of these discourses is to create a meaningful link between the general public or the electorate and politicians or governments, between those considered ...
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
E-Voting.CC is currently working on a recent project to publish a magazine for the e-democracy community. The first issue of the magazine will deal with e-democracy in general, further issues will deal with e-voting in detail, e-participation projects and much more. The magazine will be distributed for free by post ...
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008
The European Commission supports eParticpation with lots of different instruments and we are grateful that PEP-NET is among the funded projects. One of the main objectives of our network is, as you may know, to connect the scattered fragments of the eParticipation community or even to help establishing something worth ...
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