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  • 1. International Conference Towards Information Society in South East Europe: The Role of eDemocracy 19th May 2009 Belgrade, Serbia Lessons Learned from Case Studies in Slovenia Simon Delakorda Institute for Electronic Participation (INePA) Ljubljana 19th of May 2009 Institute for Electronic Participation 1
  • 2. Empirical Facts 19th of May 2009 Institute for Electronic Participation 2
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  • 4. Lessons from NGOs sector  NGOs e-participation portal for the EU Council Presidency www.predsedovanje.si/en  On-line Citizens forum for the European elections 2009 www.evropske-volitve.si 19th of May 2009 Institute for Electronic Participation 4
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  • 6.  Content available increased NGOs information regarding the Presidency but its impact on policy-making during the Presidency was insignificant.  The Predsedovanje.si portal was not recognized among the NGOs.  Lacked stronger connection with live events during the presidency and on-line debates and polls involved a small number of participants.  Not utilized on proper scale because of a limited financial and staffing capacities of the NGOs, limited knowledge on EU policies, decision-making processes and lack of the interest for participation.  Low level of government feedback on on-line debates reports. 19th of May 2009 Institute for Electronic Participation 6
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  • 8. Back to the Future...  eParticipation initiatives brings more politics and social related issues then technical ones  eParticipation effects depends from development of a political culture and active citizenship within a polity  political elites in Slovenia understand eParticipation as a PR  eParticipation has to be efficient (it is not a profitable market category and is very demanding in terms of resources)  combining on-line and off-line participation  evaluation of results (methodology and justification)  the role of NGOs as a eParticipation facilitators  eParticipation requires passion and emotions related to the improvement of the quality of our every day lives 19th of May 2009 Institute for Electronic Participation 9
  • 9. Thank you Institute for Electronic Participation - INePA Povšetova ulica 37, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia P: +386 41 365 529 www.inepa.si / www.inepa.eu Simon Delakorda Executive Director simon.delakorda@inepa.si 19th of May 2009 Institute for Electronic Participation 10