Monthly Archives: November 2009

28 11, 2009

ParticipateDB: References

By | November 28th, 2009|ParticipateDB|0 Comments

Just a quick weekend update to share the latest ParticipateDB developments: Today, we launched the site's third main content bucket: references. Here's how we define the term in the FAQ: How do you define "references"? A reference to us is any kind of related information on the web that can provide more context and detail to [...]

28 11, 2009

IAP2 Kicks Off Global Member Engagement Process

By | November 28th, 2009|Community, E-participation|2 Comments

This one should be worth keeping an eye on: Starting today, the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) will be engaging its entire global membership base of more than 1,000 public participation experts in a three-months long consultation about the future of the organization. From the president's announcement email earlier today: Dear Members, I am [...]

19 11, 2009

Malmö 2009: Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment

By | November 19th, 2009|E-government, Europe|0 Comments

In Europe, the 5th Ministerial eGovernment Conference -- titled Teaming up for the eUnion -- is happening in Malmö, Sweden today and tomorrow. At a press conference this morning, the long-awaited Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment (212 KB) was presented to the public. The declaration, which is regarded as "our joint policy priorities until 2015," addresses a number [...]

18 11, 2009

FCC Seeking Input: How Broadband Can Help Advance Democracy

By | November 18th, 2009|E-participation, Radar, Research|2 Comments

Steven Clift points to this public notice by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Comment Sought On Moving Toward A Digital Democracy (PDF, 172 KB) From the introduction (emphasis mine): In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), Congress directed the Commission, in its development of a National Broadband Plan, to include “a [...]

13 11, 2009

Ascentum Checklist: “Open Policy Making 101”

By | November 13th, 2009|Checklist, E-participation, ParticipateDB, Resources|0 Comments

Over on the recently re-launched Ascentum blog, Joseph Peters (Partner at Ascentum) and Joe Goldman (Vice President of Citizen Engagement at AmericaSpeaks) just published a neat list of ten key questions to consider before launching an online public consultation: Open Policy Making 101: 10 Questions To Ask Before Launching Your Online Public Consultation 1. What do you want [...]

8 11, 2009

Web-Based Dialogue: What is The Next Frontier?

By | November 8th, 2009|Dialogue, E-participation, Research|2 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may well be one of the leading government agencies in the world when it comes to public participation. Their public engagement site offers a plethora of useful information including tools, definitions, case studies and much more. Their Public Involvement Network News electronic newsletter is another great resource. A feature article in [...]