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eParticipation: ICT empowering citizens

Date

14 Oct 2013 22:00

Address

European Commission premises
Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160
  Brussels
Belgium

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations

Section

InfoSociety

Event Location

Belgium

Event Description

European Commission (DG Connect unit H3 Public Services) in collaboration with ePractice, is organising on 15 October 2013 a workshop to highlight ways to empower citizens in the decision-making process with the view to further strengthen democratic processes. The workshop aims at:

1) Taking stock of the 5 eParticipation projects (Parterre, OurSpace, Puzzled by Policy, MyUniversity and Immigration Policy 2.0), to better disseminate their results and to enhance the reuse of the projects outcomes;

2) Preparing the future, collecting ideas on how eParticipation can improve the way public administrations work and are perceived by citizens. Suggested workshop topics include but are not limited to:

- Analyse eParticipation initiatives: successes, take-up and impact;

- Re-use of existing eParticipation building blocks for collaboration and content management;

- eParticipation social and legal landscape;

- Links of eParticipation systems with political situation, digital literacy, infrastructure, information sources and communication media in the EU eParticipation platforms vs. other engaging initiatives i.e. the Wikipedia, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter Successful eParticipation initiatives (local, regional, national, European);

- The future of eParticipation.

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