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28 06, 2016

Mapping Digital Engagement Tools: July 4 in Paris, France

By |2018-11-21T15:42:13+00:00June 28th, 2016|Europe, Events, Open Government, ParticipateDB|0 Comments

The good people at Etalab, the French Prime Minister's task force on open government and open data, are doing interesting work, and I'm thrilled to be speaking at an informal meetup they're hosting at the Easter-egg office in Paris, France this coming Monday, July 4: Mapping digital engagement tools 7.00 to 9.00pm Easter Eggs 44/46, rue [...]

27 06, 2016

EU Tweetup: June 30 in Brussels, Belgium

By |2016-06-27T03:32:26+00:00June 27th, 2016|Europe, Events|0 Comments

I'll be spending the day in Brussels, Belgium this coming Thursday, June 30 and look forward to attending the local EU Tweetup in the evening: #EUtweetup Brussels – Thursday, 30 June 2016 – Holyrood meets Brussels About the event: ‘EU tweetups’ are informal pub nights about EU politics. They are relaxed friendly gatherings of people [...]

1 09, 2015

Proceedings from 7th International Conference on eParticipation

By |2018-11-21T15:42:13+00:00September 1st, 2015|E-participation, Europe, Events|0 Comments

The 7th International Conference on eParticipation (ePart 2015) is currently under way in Thessaloniki, Greece. Topic areas include: eParticipation and social media, deliberation and consultation, evaluation, and policy formulation and modeling. A number of interesting papers are being presented. Here's one co-authored by Todd Davies (mentioned here): Equality of Participation Online Versus Face to Face: Condensed Analysis of the Community [...]

8 06, 2015

Participation Week Launches in Scotland

By |2015-06-08T08:57:11+00:00June 8th, 2015|Europe, Events, Radar, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Directorate for Local Government and Communities in Scotland kicks off a weeklong event series today that aims to explore what a more people-centric and participatory government might look like. From Eventbrite: Participation Week is a chance for all of us involved in public services to learn together about how we involve people more in the development [...]

7 05, 2015

Today Is European E-Participation Day

By |2015-05-07T00:19:35+00:00May 7th, 2015|E-participation, Europe|0 Comments

Today is European E-Participation Day! From the e-uropa website: About E-Participation is citizens’ participation in policies and policy-making through the help of ICT tools – e.g. signing an online petition for saving a forest or commenting on your mayor’s proposal to renovate a school. Many people don’t know that these online tools exist. We want [...]

5 09, 2014

Bertelsmann Stiftung Releases New Study on Public Participation in Germany

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00September 5th, 2014|Europe, Public Participation, ROI|0 Comments

Gütersloh, Germany-based Bertelsmann Stiftung today released a new study on public participation in Germany, which shows increasing citizen demand for various types of participatory processes and which confirms a number of ways public participation yields positive impact (pages 4-5, in German): Vielfältige Demokratie: Kernergebnisse der Studie „Partizipation im Wandel – Unsere Demokratie zwischen Wählen, Mitmachen [...]

2 09, 2014

VirtualGovCamp Announced For February 2015

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00September 2nd, 2014|Europe, Events|0 Comments

GovCamp, an annual unconference on all things (local) government, has been going strong in the UK and elsewhere in the world for several years now. Last week, Dave Briggs suggested to add a virtual edition. From the blog post: I’d like to propose VirtualGovCamp. [...] It will be an online event, lasting a month – [...]

12 05, 2014

Europe Commons Relaunches as Civic Exchange

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00May 12th, 2014|E-participation, Europe, ParticipateDB, Radar|0 Comments

Last July, UK-based Nesta launched Europe Commons as part of their Code for Europe activities, a site aimed at becoming "[t]he best place to find civic tech apps and services for better cities across Europe (the domain europecommons.org now redirects, see snapshot on Archive.org). From the blog announcement: Europe Commons is a new marketplace for [...]