Starting position … eDemocracy & eParticipation are central topics for the future Strategy serves as a starting point for projects and further guidelines.
The 4 e-participation phases (based on a model developed by Piswanger, 2004) in the project were: 1. Information and communication; 2. Analysis; 3. Validation; 4. Publication. These 4 phases provided the participants with a schedule and an outline of what they are required to do, and, at the same time, ensured the transparency of the project. The project mitmachen.at was the first e-participation project to add the fourth phase, publicising the results and making them available to political actors (all results are still available on the website www.mitmachen.at).
&quot;MeinParlament&quot; Austria This independent project is provided by the NonProfit Organisation &quot;Politik Transparent&quot;, and supported by the Austrian Parliament S chirmherrschaft of the 3 Presidents of the Federal Assembly enabled by a cooperation with its German partner-site and 10 Austrian media. The site was launched (on the 22th of August 2008) during this parliamentary election campaign. In one month, till the polling day - the day before yesterday - about 2.500 user-questions reached the candidates. This project allows the citizens to: view and compare the (political) programs of 7 different parties, find (more than 2.000) profiles of candidates (also for their own constituency) ask questions, that are usually answered within a week, read all the collected answers - (which are) clearly arranged and searchable by party, regional and local constituency Also the politicians' work is faciliated, because they can give clearly laid-out answers refer to their prior answers (in case of multiple similar questions) (After the Election,) From this October on, users will also be able to: ask the (183) Members of Parliament view collected, relevant information about these persons check their track record - including work in the committees, speeches and voting in Plenum deal directly with the persons (who are) responsible/ answerable for specific matters , cause the MPs (and members of a committee) are also searchable by themes, Track the (important/decisive) committees' work
Austrian eGovernment Cooperation Federal Government Platform Digital Austria Local and National Governments as well as Business Representatives Federal ICT Board BLSG Board Federal Ministries, Provinces, Municipalities, Chamber Organisations Federal Ministries … WG: Infrastructure & Interoperability WG: Law & Security PG: eDemocracy
1. eDemocracy Strategy – Main objective Strengthening and enhancement of democracy by incorporation of citizens and their knowledge to improve processes and results in politics, administration and society through the use of interactive media
First media revolution Second media revolution Third media revolution Fourth media revolution One 2 Many „ One 2 Many“ One 2 Many One 2 One Fifth media revolution Digitization Convergence Many 2 Many
Dr. Peter Parycek, MSc Centre for eGovernment, Danube-University Krems [email_address] +43 2732 893-2312 http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/egov http://pep-net.eu http://linkedin.com/parycek http://www.slideshare.net/parycek Thanks for your attention!