Tech in the European and Norwegian elections

2,980 views

Published on

A comparison of the use of technology by politicians in the European Parliament elections (June 2009) and Norwegian Parliament elections (September 2009).

Presentation by Jon Worth and Bente Kalsnes at the Norwegian Mission to the EU.

Published in: News & Politics
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,980
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
65
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Tech in the European and Norwegian elections

    1. Technology and the European Parliament Elections 2009 Download: www.jonworth.eu/tech-ep.ppt Jon Worth | jon@jonworth.eu www.jonworth.eu | @jonworth http://www.europarl.europa.eu/elections_2009_package/default.htm
    2. Election Turnout 63% 61% 58.5% 56.8% 49.8% 45.6% 40%?
    3. Mainstream Parties – EU level <ul><li>EPP ‘Dialogue TV’ – more like monologue TV </li></ul><ul><li>PES makes use of social media, PES activists’ network </li></ul><ul><li>ELDR professional site, Graham Watson for President online campaign </li></ul>
    4. Mainstream Parties – National Campaigns <ul><li>SPD ‘financial sharks’, FDP (Koch-Mehrin) vs. Parlorama </li></ul><ul><li>UK shadow boxing before national election </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden pizza boxes, some blogging and social media </li></ul>
    5. Minor parties <ul><li>Major web efforts, will it translate into election success? </li></ul>
    6. Institutional Initiatives <ul><li>European Parliament invests heavily in web efforts to get out the vote </li></ul><ul><li>230000 views of most popular film on Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>14000 fans on Facebook </li></ul>
    7. Information about the EP and voting www.votematch.eu - answer questions about European Politics and find the party closest to you www.euprofiler.eu - an alternative to VoteMatch www.votewatch.eu - how MEPs have voted in the European Parliament www.parlorama.eu - attendance records and activityof MEPs
    8. Trends, Twitter and Blogs www.predict09.eu - EU-wide opinion polling prior to the elections www.europatweets.eu - all MEPs and candidates using Twitter www.tweetelect09.eu - trends on Twitter about the EP elections and #eu09 www.bloggingportal.eu - the best of the blogs about EU matters
    9. Some way to go…
    10. Technology and the European Parliament Elections 2009 Download: www.jonworth.eu/tech-ep.ppt Jon Worth | jon@jonworth.eu www.jonworth.eu | @jonworth http://www.flickr.com/photos/puisney/
    11. Give us some of that Obama magic! All the Norwegian parties want to copy Barack Obama’s use of social media, but how?
    12.  
    13. Useful facts about Norwegian politics: <ul><li>September 14 - national election in Norway. </li></ul><ul><li>7 parties in Stortinget (parliament) </li></ul><ul><li>Big question - will The Progressive Party (Fremskrittspartiet) for the first time enter government? </li></ul>
    14. Today’s government <ul><li>Red-green coalition: </li></ul><ul><li>Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet), </li></ul><ul><li>Centre Party (Senterpartiet) and </li></ul><ul><li>Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti) </li></ul><ul><li>(majority government) </li></ul>
    15. Norwegian social media craze
    16. Def: Social media A set of technologies, tools and platforms facilitating the discovery, participation and sharing of content. Ex: Facebook, Flickr, blogs.
    17.  
    18.  
    19.  
    20. Labour Party <ul><li> Sindre Fossum Beyer, information officer: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Much more focus on the Internet in this campaign” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Obama showed us what was possible to achieve with the Internet.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Most important lesson for us: how to improve political activity that already exists, to mobilize for debates and meetings </li></ul>
    21. Progressive Party <ul><li>Geir Almåsvold Mo, general secretary: </li></ul><ul><li>” The web site works best as a info site, not so well as a marketing tool.” </li></ul><ul><li>” By being online, we want to mobilize, not necessarily lots of new people, but friends we already have.” </li></ul>
    22. Main tendencies: <ul><li>Labour Party - broadest social media presence </li></ul>
    23. Progressive Party - least interaction (Twitter, Facebook, blogs)
    24. Conservative Party - most active support blogs, ”Blue bloggers”
    25. Liberal - most debate focused
    26. Socialist Left - best blogging politician, Minister of Education, Bård Vegar Solhjell
    27. New tools in this election: <ul><li>Twittertinget.no </li></ul><ul><li>Valgprat.no </li></ul><ul><li>Valgpanelet.no </li></ul>
    28.  
    29.  
    30.  
    31. Now time for questions… Download the presentation: www.jonworth.eu/tech-ep.ppt Jon Worth | jon@jonworth.eu www.jonworth.eu | Twitter: @jonworth Bente Kalsnes | bente.kalsnes@gmail.com bentekalsnes.wordpress.com | Twitter: @benteka http://www.flickr.com/photos/xaf/2289377358/sizes/l/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexao/3529048221/sizes/l/

    ×