Digital Democracy: participation-
accountability-economic Development
Athens 2013 October 2
Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho
EUROPEA...
Presentation overview
• European Commission and e-Gov > eParticipation
• e-participation and the policy cycle
• Reflection...
Speeding up Public sector innovation (Virtuous
circles – Government)
eGovernment
Action Plan
Empowering
Citizens and
Businesses
Strengthening
the Internal
Market
Efficiency &
Effectiveness
Pr...
Open Government
European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-15 – Pillar I "User Empowerment":
Citizens and businesses should be ...
Pillar I: Empowering Citizens and Businesses
User-centric services:
•Services designed around users’ needs and inclusive s...
Open Government House
EU Treaties &
Institutions
eParticipation
Preparatory
Action
eTEN
FP7
FP6FP5
CIP
ePractice
Ministeri...
Presentation overview
• European Commission and e-Gov > eParticipation
• e-participation and the policy cycle
• Learnings ...
A VISION: A THIRD WAY OF POLICY MAKING?
+ Emergent
+ Open
+ Peer2peer
+ Unexpected
Direct Democracy
- Social media
- Popul...
COVERING THE FULL POLICY CYCLE: IT’S
NOT ABOUT JUST CROWDSOURCING
DECISIONS
POLICY DESIGN: SMART
CROWDSOURCING
POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: APPS FOR
BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
THROUGH OPEN DATA
Presentation overview
• European Commission and e-Gov > eParticipation
• e-participation and the policy cycle
• Reflection...
IT’S NOT “TWO-WAY” CONVERSATION
 Many-to-many drives participation and action
http://daa.ec.europa.eu/grou
IT’S NOT ABOUT DIRECT DEMOCRACY
 It’s about letting good ideas emerge and bad ideas be
revealed
http://daa.ec.europa.eu/c...
IT’S NOT ABOUT “TOTAL OPENNESS
NOW”
 A continuous trend: opening up earlier, and at more granular level
http://daa.ec.eur...
IT’S NOT ABOUT “TOTAL CITIZENS”
 Not representative but insightful: exploiting the long tail
blogs.ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/
@DigitalAgendaEU
DigitalAgenda
ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
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digital democracy conference, Athens, 2 October 2013
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1. overview of EC e-gov activities
2. e-participation and the policy cycle
3. lessons from the digital agenda

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    1. 1. Digital Democracy: participation- accountability-economic Development Athens 2013 October 2 Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG CONNECT
    2. 2. Presentation overview • European Commission and e-Gov > eParticipation • e-participation and the policy cycle • Reflections from the Digital Agenda for Europe case
    3. 3. Speeding up Public sector innovation (Virtuous circles – Government)
    4. 4. eGovernment Action Plan Empowering Citizens and Businesses Strengthening the Internal Market Efficiency & Effectiveness Pre-conditions User Centric services Collaborative production Re-use of information Transparency Involvement of Citizens Organisation process Administrative burden Open Specifications and Interoperability Key enablers Innovative eGovernment Green Government Seamless Services Personal Mobility Cross Border Services eGovernment Action Plan 2011-15
    5. 5. Open Government European eGovernment Action Plan 2011-15 – Pillar I "User Empowerment": Citizens and businesses should be empowered by eGovernment services designed around users' needs and developed in collaboration with third parties, as well as by increased access to public information, strengthened transparency and effective means for involvement of stakeholders in the policy process. Source: http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/three-dimensions-of-open-government
    6. 6. Pillar I: Empowering Citizens and Businesses User-centric services: •Services designed around users’ needs and inclusive services •Flexible and personalised interactions with public administrations Collaborative production of services: •Engaging third parties in the design and production of public services Re-use of public sector information: •Maximising the value of re-use of public sector information (PSI) Improvement of transparency: •Transparency in government decision-making and in its use of personal data (in accordance with the Data Protection Directive) Involvement of citizens and businesses in policy: •Facilitating businesses and citizens through ICT solutions to participate in public policy consultations, debates and policy-making processes
    7. 7. Open Government House EU Treaties & Institutions eParticipation Preparatory Action eTEN FP7 FP6FP5 CIP ePractice Ministerial Declaration s eGov Action Plans H2020 (tbc) Building the European Open Government House with a strong element on eParticipation
    8. 8. Presentation overview • European Commission and e-Gov > eParticipation • e-participation and the policy cycle • Learnings from the Digital Agenda for Europe
    9. 9. A VISION: A THIRD WAY OF POLICY MAKING? + Emergent + Open + Peer2peer + Unexpected Direct Democracy - Social media - Populism - Unstructured discussion - Loudest voice + Expert based decisions + Robust + Relevant Technocracy - Black box - Closed models - Reductionism Policy-making 2.0: Open and evidence based
    10. 10. COVERING THE FULL POLICY CYCLE: IT’S NOT ABOUT JUST CROWDSOURCING DECISIONS
    11. 11. POLICY DESIGN: SMART CROWDSOURCING
    12. 12. POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: APPS FOR BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE
    13. 13. MONITORING AND EVALUATION THROUGH OPEN DATA
    14. 14. Presentation overview • European Commission and e-Gov > eParticipation • e-participation and the policy cycle • Reflections from the Digital Agenda for Europe case
    15. 15. IT’S NOT “TWO-WAY” CONVERSATION  Many-to-many drives participation and action http://daa.ec.europa.eu/grou
    16. 16. IT’S NOT ABOUT DIRECT DEMOCRACY  It’s about letting good ideas emerge and bad ideas be revealed http://daa.ec.europa.eu/content/s
    17. 17. IT’S NOT ABOUT “TOTAL OPENNESS NOW”  A continuous trend: opening up earlier, and at more granular level http://daa.ec.europa.eu/content/special
    18. 18. IT’S NOT ABOUT “TOTAL CITIZENS”  Not representative but insightful: exploiting the long tail
    19. 19. blogs.ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/ @DigitalAgendaEU DigitalAgenda ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

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