Archive: EuroPetition is GO

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Yesterday I joined the Europetition group at their inaugural project kick-off meeting, narrowly missing the deluge of snow. Personally I think this is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the entire EC funded preparatory action projects. The timing is even better: if the local …

Archive : New course on eParticipation

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Time for some shameless self-promotion? Well, it’s official – The Consultation Institute and I have teamed-up to deliver what I believe is the first eParticipation training course!! Aimed at public bodies, the course is held over one day and will count towards a recognised …

Archive : eParticipation needs YOU!

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As of today, PEP-NET and the European eParticipation study have launched a discussion about the future development of eParticipation in Europe.You can find all relevant information on the website. Registration is easy – you can use your Facebook or Google account. http://www.internet-discourse.eu/ Incidentally, the …

Archive : eParticipation in Scotland

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ITC have recently released their baseline report for eParticipation in Scotland. Participants (only 6 from local government) identified 25 eParticipation activities across Scotland and came up with the following general advice:- Benefits Cost effective form of participation -Can be a cost-effective part of consultation …

Archive : Successful Digital Dialogues

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The UK Ministry of Justice has recently released it’s third phase report from a number of eParticipation pilots conducted by the various main UK government departments. This included blogs, Wikis and debate mapping tools. Here are the ‘juicy bits’ from the Executive Summary:- faxless …

Archive : CLG Empowerment paper

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The Department for Communities and Local Government in the UK has recently released a new white paper on community empowerment. This White Paper sets out concrete proposals for areas where both central and local UK government can devolve more power to citizens – giving …