Seminar for Watchdogs Warsaw
                                                     11th-12th March 2010




Where there is ...
Are you interested in...
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    E-participation capability to generate e-democracy
    outcomes for watchdogs?
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    E-demo...
1. In theory e-participation is...
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    Providing added value for watchdogs when using
    information-communication tech...
2. In practise e-participation is...
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    Implemented as supporting tool for watchdogs (3
    examples):
    → providing ...
Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje
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Consultations with MEPs
Results:
540+ posts
20.000+
visitors
3 consultati.
6 debates
3 reports
12 MEPs
feedbacks


       ...
Signatures




                                           Results




Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje
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3. What about e-democracy outcomes?
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     a) EC Interactive policy making:
     → 45% of consultations focused to intern...
4. E-participation is shaped by the
              power relations

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    Which policy fields are subject to participation?...
5. Watchdog's e-participation challenges
  
      Questioning e-democracy effects makes issues of
      participation, op...
Thank you!

             Institute for Electronic Participation - INePA
              Povšetova ulica 37, 1000 Ljubljana, ...
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Does e-participation change anything for watchdogs? The EU context

  1. 1. Seminar for Watchdogs Warsaw 11th-12th March 2010 Where there is a will there is a way, how watchdog activities change the world! Does e-participation change anything for watchdogs? The EU context Simon Delakorda, M.Sc. Institute for Electronic Participationje to test 1
  2. 2. Are you interested in...  E-participation capability to generate e-democracy outcomes for watchdogs?  E-democracy outcomes assessment of European Commission and Slovene NGOs e-participation initiatives?  Discussing e-participation state of play for watchdogs and future directions at the EU level? Regardless what your answer is, you are already into it :-) Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 2
  3. 3. 1. In theory e-participation is...  Providing added value for watchdogs when using information-communication technologies (ICTs) for: → participating in policy-making / engaging with decision-makers → generating / mobilizing public support  (More at: E-participation - a new sphere of NGO activity? http://csf.ceetrust.org/paper/19/) Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 3
  4. 4. 2. In practise e-participation is...  Implemented as supporting tool for watchdogs (3 examples): → providing inputs to policy documents drafts (EC Interactive policy making) → informing decision-makers and public on their positions (on-line Citizen's forum) → mobilizing public / putting an issue on the public agenda (e-petition Act now!) Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 4
  5. 5. Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 5
  6. 6. Consultations with MEPs Results: 540+ posts 20.000+ visitors 3 consultati. 6 debates 3 reports 12 MEPs feedbacks Debates with MEPs Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 6
  7. 7. Signatures Results Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 7
  8. 8. 3. What about e-democracy outcomes?  a) EC Interactive policy making: → 45% of consultations focused to internal market, enterprise and transport → 22% of consultations was open to general public → 0% of consultations provided feedback with arguments which proposals were included / exluded into consultation report (an issue with EU2020 consultation report mischaracterising Social Platform's position, source: Delakorda, 2009)  b) On-line Citizen's forum: → Slovene member of the European parliament has acknowledged the environment NGO's positions but there is no transparency how it will be adopted  c) E-petition Act now!: - 1 from 3 NGOs demand fulfilled, declaration adopted by the National assembly Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 8
  9. 9. 4. E-participation is shaped by the power relations  Which policy fields are subject to participation? (policy question)  Which institutions / actors are participating? (polity question)  Which rules and procedures are in place? (politics question) Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 9
  10. 10. 5. Watchdog's e-participation challenges  Questioning e-democracy effects makes issues of participation, openness and transparency more visible  Connecting on-line and off-line participation  Top down and bottom up e-participation  Personal data protection  Sustainable e-participation projects  Motivating other players to follow watchdog's practices  Hot topic for the EU: 1 million EU citizens initiative to the European Commission (on-line solution?) Inštitut za Elektronsko Participacijoje to test 10
  11. 11. 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 simon.delakorda@inepa.si to Institute for ElectroncParticipation je test 11

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