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  1. 1. Surveys in the field of e-participation: comparison of world experience CeDEM14, Krems (Austria), May 22, 2014 Radomir Bolgov St. Petersburg State University, Senior Lecturer, PhD Universitetskaya nab., 7/9 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia +7812-328-2000 Andrei Chugunov e-Gov Center, Director, PhD V.O., Birzhevaya line, 14, office 270 199034, St.Petersburg, Russia +7812-457-1796 Olga Filatova St. Petersburg State University, Associate Professor, PhD Universitetskaya nab., 7/9 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia +7812-328-2000 Saint-Petersburg State University eGovernment Center National Research University ITMO, Russia / St.Petersburg
  2. 2. lack of studies of how public opinion and experts react to eDemocracy and eParticipation processes. not so mush published studies of the assessment of citizens’ trust to eDemocracy tools. 2 THE PROBLEM::
  3. 3. 3 Principles of comparative analysis. Five expert and public surveys on e-democracy and e- participation (2010-2013), Switzerland, the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, the EU and Russia. Set of parameters for comparison: - Type of Study; - Most important sectors; - Problems, threats and challenges to e-participation. METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH MATERIAL::
  4. 4. 4 1.The Survey on Participation at Geneva's Constituent Assembly, Switzerland, 2010. 2. E-participation/E-democracy Survey, 2011, U.S.A., by the company “ICMA”. 3. Expert survey of Central and Eastern Europe Citizens Network (CEE CN) "Do you e-participate?", 2011, by the Institute for Electronic Participation (Slovenia) 4. Final analysis report “Public Services Online 'Digital by Default or by Detour?' - Assessing User Centric eGovernment performance in Europe - eGovernment Benchmark 2012”, by the Directorate-General of Communications Networks, Content & Technology of the European Commission 5. Public opinion survey on e-Government and E- Democracy Development, 2013, by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) THE RESEARCH::
  5. 5. 1) there is a similarity in attitude to e- democracy among people in the U.S., the EU and Switzerland on the one hand, and Russia and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe on the other hand 2) there is a difference between the opinion of citizens and the opinion of experts 5 THE HYPOTHESES::
  6. 6. 6 - To compare the mature democratic systems (Western countries) with countries that either only recently have completed democratic transition (Central and Eastern Europe) or are still in transition (Russia). - To understand to which extent the principles of e-democracy can be applied across the national borders. THE IMPORTANCE::
  7. 7. 7 Russia and CEE: e-collaboration is not mentioned as one of the most important sectors. However, in all other surveys this component is present. All respondents mentioned such important sector as e-petitioning. Differences in views on e-democracy between experts and citizens. KEY FINDINGS::
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  9. 9. 9 Public opinion surveys on e-participation have only recently come out in greater numbers. Covered only Europe and North America => it is possible to expect similar surveys in Asia. => to compare results of public opinion polls and experts surveys in Europe, the US, Russia and Asian countries. THE FUTURE WORK::
  10. 10. 10 Radomir Bolgov, CeDEM14, Krems (Austria), May 22, 2014