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Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
Re-thinking E-Democracy
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  • 1.  
  • 2. Re-thinking eDemocracy: Challenges of Existing Concepts and Future Approaches Blaž Golob Director EDEM 2009: Conference on Electronic Dem o cracy Vienna, September 8 2009
  • 3. About CeGD - Stakeholders
    • Regional Cooperation Council (former Stability Pact)
    • Government of Slovenia (EU Presidency 2008)
    • UNDP
    • INA Academy (Greece)
    • European Foundation (Spain)
    • Microsoft
    • Siemens
    • SRC
    • Further enlargement envisioned
  • 4. Vision of the CeGD
    • CEGD ’ s vision is to achieve the successful development of Information Society in South East Europe (SEE), that will contribute to the future development of the European continent.
        • IS supporting the rapid development of SEE
        • IS as a v vehicle for integration with EU
        • Confidence building, regional cooperation
  • 5. CeGD 7 ePillars Model of Single Information Space and Inclusive Information Society
  • 6. Challenges of Existing Concepts
    • Two key theoretical challenges:
    • T he question of conceptualization of eDemocracy through prevailing conception of democracy
    • T he notion of inherently and exclusively positive effects of ICT on democratic processes
  • 7. Challenges in real time and space
    • Challenges at the level of citizens:
    • Challenges at the level of policy decision makers:
    • Global challenges:
  • 8. Challenges for the region of South East Europe
    • Global economic crisis
    • Potential for ICT development
    • Question of poverty
    • Question of marginalized groups
    • Consolidation
  • 9. Future approaches
    • Political will and comprehensive strategy
    • Inclusiveness and eInclusion:
    • 2. Political participation:
  • 10. Questions for Foresight Source: Saritas, 2009 Science & Ecology Technology & Economics Socioeconomics Politics & Values What is possible? What is desirable? What is feasible? Foresi g ht
  • 11. Foresigjht is “the application of ‘ systematic ’ , ‘ participatory ’ , ‘ future-intelligence-gathering and medium-to-long-term vision building process ’ to ‘ informing present-day decisions and mobilising joint actions ’ ’ ( Miles and Keenan (2002) Participation and communication in Foresight landscape Source: Saritas et al. (2007)
  • 12. Future approaches – SEE region
    • 2. Regional (SEE region)
    • Political will
    • Crucial importance of regional cooperation
    • Identifying and understanding the needs of a region
    • Complementary actions
  • 13. Re-thinking eDemocracy: Key Messages
    • 1. eInclusion shall be perceived as a prerequisite for eParticipation (the Belgrade Approach for eDemocracy development in SEE region )
    • 2. Political culture and active citizenship are the variables on which the success of eDemocracy services and its effects depends on.
  • 14. Thank you for your attention! Contact: Blaž Golob Email: blaz.golob @cegd.eu Tel.: +386 41 734 734 http:// www.cegd.eu /

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