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28 05, 2012

Digital Engagement Sessions at 2012 North American IAP2 Conference

By |2018-11-21T15:42:27+00:00May 28th, 2012|E-participation, Events|1 Comment

The 2012 North American IAP2 Conference has just released the conference program (PDF). Looks like 5 out of the 11 session proposals focused on online engagement made it through the public voting phase: Joseph Peters: “Innovative Engagement Circa 2012” (Participate #17) Daniella Fergusson: “Digital Engagement Framework” (Participate #2) Marko Pajalic: “Online Engagement: Strategies and Tools [...]

25 05, 2012


By |2018-11-21T15:42:27+00:00May 25th, 2012|E-participation, Europe|0 Comments

The German Pirate Party (Wikipedia) has been making headlines in recent months as they're on a roll entering (no pun intended) one German state parliament after the other. Since September 2011, they've managed to clear the "five-percent hurdle" (an election threshold that requires a party to receive at least five percent of the votes in order [...]

17 04, 2012

HelpMeConsult: Independent Guide to Formal E-Consultation

By |2018-11-21T15:42:27+00:00April 17th, 2012|E-participation, Resources|0 Comments

Also announced today was HelpMeConsult, another online resource for online consultations. From the blog post: The second lanch is a solo project. It’s called ‘HelpMeConsult‘ and is an independent guide to (formal) eConsultation. It contains details of the various solutions, legal matters and tips/tactics. So, just another data push? Wrong! We’re adding a premium content (subscription [...]

17 04, 2012

New Online Resource: Digital Engagement Cookbook

By |2018-11-21T15:42:27+00:00April 17th, 2012|E-participation, Resources|3 Comments

This just in via the European Democracy Online Exchange, an interesting looking new online resource that's being launched in the UK today. From the homepage: Welcome to the Digital Engagement Cookbook. The purpose of this site is simple: to help you to explore the new opportunities that the digital world offers for engaging with and empowering citizens [...]

4 03, 2012

PanEuropean Best Practice Manual on eParticipation

By |2018-11-21T15:41:50+00:00March 4th, 2012|E-participation, Europe, Radar|2 Comments

I came across this promising-sounding site a while back: eparticipation.eu The e-Manual you are just entering is result of Interreg IVC financed project „eCitizen II – Towards citizen-centered eGovernment in European cities and regions“. There does not appear to be an about section. In the footer, it states: The Baltic Institute of Finland leads the Interreg [...]

7 02, 2012

New Research Paper Presents 30 General Design Considerations for Online Deliberation Systems

By |2018-11-21T15:41:52+00:00February 7th, 2012|Deliberation, E-participation, Research|3 Comments

Thanks to a tweet by Evgeny Morozov I came across this new research paper by W. Ben Towne and James D. Herbsleb, published in the current edition of Journal of Information Technology & Politics (Volume 9, Issue 1, 2012, pages 97-115): Design Considerations for Online Deliberation Systems (subscription required) ABSTRACT. Online deliberation enables structured, topical discussion about particular questions [...]

14 01, 2012

NCDD Confab Call with Tom Atlee: January 17

By |2018-11-21T15:41:53+00:00January 14th, 2012|Deliberation, E-participation, Events|0 Comments

Tom Atlee will be presenting at this week's NCDD Confab Call. From his blog: I'll be doing an online dialogue in the 2-hour National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation Confab Call on Tuesday, January 17th at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). Ben Roberts, a principal in both weDialogue and Occupy Café, will be facilitating the call [...]

9 01, 2012

OpenGov.gr: The Greek Open Government Initiative

By |2018-11-21T15:41:53+00:00January 9th, 2012|Deliberation, E-participation, Europe, Open Government, Radar|1 Comment

Via Alex Moll on Twitter, I just came across OpenGov.gr, the website for the Greek Open Government Initiative. From the English language version: Opengov.gr has been designed to serve the principles of transparency, deliberation, collaboration and accountability and includes three initiatives: Οpen calls for the recruitment of public administration officials. Top level and mid-level openings [...]

4 01, 2012

Response to White House Request for Input: What Are the Most Effective Web Tools for Public Participation?

By |2018-11-21T15:41:54+00:00January 4th, 2012|E-participation, Open Government, Public Participation|5 Comments

In December, the White House issued a request for input regarding the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan. Their list of seven questions included one on e-participation. To jog your memory, here it is once again: What are the most effective forms of technology and web tools to encourage public participation, engage with the private sector/non-profit and [...]