Diplo E-Participation Day, What is E-Participation and why it matters, Guy Girardet, Diplo
Diplo E-Participation DayGeneva, 19 June 2013Guy Girardetguyg@email@example.com
What is E-Participation?e-Participation means the use of ICT for enabling andstrengthening citizen participation in democraticdecision-making processes increasing the transparency of the politicalprocess;enhancing the direct involvement onparticipation of citizen;improving the quality of opinion formation byopening new spaces of information anddeliberationSource: E-Participation Guide (UNDP)
Mechanics of E-Participation Increased government transparency and openness Real-time public two-way communication andinteraction. Involvement of the service deliverers in design. Improved efficiency – collaboration of public and privatesector Bidirectional information and communicationstechnologies Government as provider, convener and enabler Open data provides new possibilities for finding problemsand solutions Citizen engagement moves beyond political elitesSource: From Government 2.0 to Society 2.0Harvard Kennedy School
Open Data Charter – June 18 2013The world is witnessing the growth of a global movementfacilitated by technology and social media and fuelled byinformation – one that contains enormous potential tocreate more accountable, efficient, responsive, andeffective governments and businesses, and to spureconomic growth.2) Open data sit at the heart of this global movement.3) Access to data allows individuals and organisations todevelop new insights and innovations that can improvethe lives of others and help to improve the flow ofinformation within and between countries.Whilegovernments and businesses collect a wide range of data,they do not always share these data in ways that areeasily discoverable, useable, or understandable by thepublic.