E-governance leadership is about involving citizens and civil society in public decision-making processes and in service delivery. This message is underpinning the main theme Transformative eGovernment and Innovation: Creating a Better Future for All of the United Nations Public Service Forum, Day and Awards Ceremony which took place in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, from 24 to 27 June 2013.
Digital communication tools have not so far produced a dramatic increase in public participation or trust in representative democracy, neither have they hailed the end of these institutions. However, thanks to communication technologies and the Internet, society is becoming more inclined to direct-action democracy.
Inštitut za elektronsko participacijo in Mreža nevladnih organizacij za vključujočo informacijsko družbo sta s predstavitvijo Participatory democracy as substance of e-governance sodelovala na mednarodni konferenci Reinforcement of eGovernance in the Danube Region. Predstavitev je izpostavila nujnost delovanja participativne demokracije pri vzpostavljanju odprte in pregledne e-uprave ter vloge nevladnih organizacij kot ključnih akterjev pri naslavljanju izzivov digitalne družbe v javnem interesu.
Celotna predstavitev Participatory democracy as substance of e-governance (pdf).
Ključne vsebine iz predstavitve:različni demokratični modeli odnosa med državo in civilno družbo s poudarkom na prednostih participativne demokracije; zaostanek večine držav v Donavski regiji na področju uporabe interneta za krepitev demokratične udeležbe v primerjavi z ostalim evropskimi državami; Mreža nevladnih organizacij za vključujočo informacijsko družbo kot primer organizirane civilne družbe, ki izvaja demokratične, stabilizacijske in ekonomske funkcije na področju digitalne enakosti, zasebnosti na svetovnem spletu, prostega programja, internetne nevtralnosti, odprte vlada in demokratične e-participacije.
Institute for Electronic participation is pleased to announce the launch of the European Citizens Crowdsourcing (EUCROWD) project. The project aims to raise awareness of the possibilities and to develop the skills at national and European level for using innovative channels of e-participation of citizens in politics and policy with a focus on the application of crowdsourcing in fostering a democratic debate on the future of the European Union.
Already third year in a row, Institute for Electronic Participation took part in the Citizens Participation Week 2012 by presenting possibilities and advantages of using internet for civic participation, activism and community building at the LUPA NGOs festival in Ljubljana.
Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga organized the discussion »THE POWER AND THE INTERNET«, which was held on Friday, 23rd November 2012 at Faculty of Administration in scope of the program Active citizens take action.
Guest speakers were: Tanja Fajon, Member of European Parliament, Nataša Pirc Musar, Commissioner for Access to Public Information, Simon Delakorda, Institute for Electronic Participation, Blaž Golob, Center for e-governence, Nikolaj Jeffs, University of Primorska. Moderator was Filip Dobranić (Hekovnik/ZiP).Video about the discussion
We are pleased to introduce a new presentation brochure containing the most important information and facts about the Institute for Electronic Participation non-governmental organisation (INePA).
The brochure is presenting Institute for Electronic Participation mission, expertise, fields of work, affiliations, key projects, recognitions and legal information as well providing a selection of photos from digital democracy and e-participation activities implemented by INePA.
Za in proti, Zavod za kulturo dialoga organized an international conference "Active Citizens Take Action" in Maribor (Slovenia) as a part of international project ACTA. The conference focused on regulation of the internet and the internet as an enabler of democratic participation. Institute for Electronic Participation (INePA) participated at the conference by organizing a round table "Electronic direct democracy and popular uprisings on the Internet" and two workshops "Internet as an enabler of popular uprisings?” and “On-line tools for discussing immigration policy in the EU”. Abstracts and photo gallery from round table as well video from workshops are presented below.