Institute for Electronic Participation (INePA), established in 2007, is as an independent, not for profit, non-governmental organisation professionally oriented on eDemocracy, eParticipation, eGovernance and eInvolvement. Organization's mission is to contribute to development of democracy with socially innovative use of Internet by citizens, civil society, institutions and decision-makers. INePA digital democracy activities focus on civil dialogue based e-democracy, citizens on-line participation at the EU level, digital citizenship and open government. INePA is coordinating the Network of NGOs for an inclusive information society in Slovenia. INePA is a member of the Pan European eParticipation Network (PEP-NET), the Central and Eastern Europe Citizens Network (CEE CN), the Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs in Slovenia (CNVOS) and is listed among key actors in eParticipation developments (the European eParticipation Study 2009).
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Supervisory Board: - Primož Šporar, B.Sc. Legal Science, representative of the interested public & services users- Simon Delakorda, M.Sc. Political Science, representative of the employees- Vita Habjan, B.Sc. Legal Science, representative of the Founder
Expert Council:- Associate Professor, Tanja Oblak Črnič, PhD (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana)- Polona Pičman Štefančič, PhD (Rea IT Research Center)- Tomi Ilijaš, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Arctur d.o.o.)
3.1 EUCROWD - European Citizens Crowdsourcing, Europe for Citizens programme, (2016-2017) http://www.inepa.si/eucrowd/. INePA coordinating partner of the project aiming to raise awareness of the possibilities for using crowdsourcing in fostering a democratic debate on the future of the European Union.
3.2 Digital Ecosystem for E-Participation linking Youth (DEEP-linking Youth), Erasmus+ Programme of the EU, (2015-2017) http://deeplinkingyouth.eu/. INePA external evaluator of the project aiming to explore how e-participation can foster young people’s empowerment and active participation in democratic life.
3.3 Democratic Ownership and Civic Participation in Europe (DOCPIE), Europe for Citizen programe, (2015) http://www.srce-me-povezuje.si/drustvolaz/?lng=sl&t=docpie. INePA provided external expertise for implementing on-line survey exploring awareness on European citizenship and European identity.
3.4 Time for Women's rights and Gender Equality in Montenegro, Slovenia's developmnent cooperation, (2014-2016) http://www.ekvilib.org/en/development-cooperation/montenegro/time-for-women-rights. INePA provided external expertise for implementing on-line consultations.
3.5 Puzzled by Policy - Helping you to be part of the EU, ICT PSP, (2010-2013) www.puzzledbypolicy.eu. INePA leading partner of WP4 responsible for coordination of implementation of pilot sites (on-line involvement of target groups and feedback from decision-makers) in Greece, Italy, Hungary and Spain.
3.6 VIDI - Visualising the Impact of the legislation by analysing public DIscussions using statistical means, 2009-2010, (no: EP-08-01-014) http://www.vidi-project.eu/. INePA responsible for Slovene use case Citizen's forum European debates providing a national on-line deliberation space for facilitated public debates and consultations on relevant European issues (http://www.evropske-razprave.si/component/content/article/64.html).
3.7 Online Participation of Citizens in EP Committee activities, 2008-2009, (EP-07-01- 012) www.ourclimate.eu. Simon Delakorda from Institute for Electronic Participation responsible for on-line forum facilitation and target groups involvement from Slovenia resulting in highest number of on-line participants among involved EU countries.
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3.8 More Europe, more Slovenia (2013-2014, 2016-2017) https://twitter.com/VecEUvecSLO. INePA managing and facilitating on-line consultations, chat rooms and social media profiles for the purpose of exchanging of ideas and presenting different proposals for different target groups on Slovenia's position on the future of EU.
3.9 E-participation for an inclusive Europe (2014) http://www.inepa.si/e-participacija-evropa/. INePA coordinating partner of the project aiming to inform, rise awareness and activate Slovene residents for using internet as a tool of involvement and empowerment in democratic life of the European Union.
3.10 The e-participation portal Predsedovanje.si during Slovene EU Council presidency in 2008 aiming at strengthening involvement of the Slovene and European NGOs into decision-making processes before and during the precidency (https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/epractice/case/ngos-e-participation-portal-eu-council-presidency).
More information about INePA projects: http://www.inepa.si/projekti.html.
4.1 Delakorda, Simon. 2014. Electronic Participation and Non-governmental Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe. In eGovernment: Driver or Stumbling Block for European Integration?, eds. Alexander Balthasar, Hendrik Hansen, Balázs Konig, Robert Müller-Török and Johannes Pichler, 409-419. Proceedings of the CEEeGov Days, Budapest, Hungary, May 8-9, 2014. Vienna: Austrian Computer Society 2014. Paper received CEEeGov 2014 Best Paper Award - Case studies and empirical research papers.
4.2 Delakorda, Simon. 2013. Theoretical approaches to non-governmental organizations as democratic actor of electronic public sphere (PhD Colloquium paper). 5th International conference on eParticipation, 17-19 September 2013 Koblenz, Germany).
4.3 Delakorda, Simon and Matej Delakorda. 2009. Contribution to democratization of the EU Council presidency: NGO's eparticipation portal Predsedovanje.si. In Electronic participation: proceedings of ongoing research, general development issues and projects of ePart 2009, eds. Efthimios Tambouris and Ann Macintosh, 147-156. ePart 2009, 1st International conference Linz, Austria, September 1-3, 2009. Linz: Trauner Verlag Universität.
4.4 Delakorda, Simon in Matej Delakorda. 2009. E-participation - a new sphere of NGO activity? Civil Society Forum, Bratislava 2009. CEE Trust. Available from http://csf.ceetrust.org/paper/19/.
4.5 Delakorda, Simon. 2007. Citizens' forum: the first successful eDemocracy initiative in the Republic of Slovenia? In Expanding the knowledge economy: issues, applications, case studies, eds. Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham, 449-459. Amsterdam: Ios Press.
4.6 Delakorda, Simon. 2006. Models of democracy and the design of Slovenian political party websites. In Social informatics: an information society for all? In remembrance of Rob Kling, ed. International Federation for Information Processing, 279-295. Proceedings of the seventh international conference on human choice and computers (HCC7), Maribor, Slovenia, September 21-23, 2006. Available from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-0-387-37876-3_23.
Extended bibliography is available at INePA library: http://www.inepa.si/knjiznica-znanja.html.
Full legal name: Institute for Electronic Participation - INePAOfficial adress: Povšetova ulica 37, 1000 Ljubljana, SloveniaTelephone number: (+386) 41 365 529E-mail: email@example.comWeb: http://www.inepa.siFacebook: http://sl-si.facebook.com/zavod.inepaTwitter: http://twitter.com/Institut_INePARegistry number:SI2350041VAT number: SI64376435Bank account number: 0510 0801 2499 024 Abanka Vipa d.d., Slovenska 58 Ljubljana, SWIFT: ABANSI2XLegal status: Private institute - non-profit nongovernmental organisationActivity code: M72.200 Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanitiesResearch areas: Digital democracy, eParticipation, eGovernance, active citizenship, EU, NGOs, information society.Date of establishment: 5. november 2007Director: Simon Delakorda, M.Sc. Political Science, (CV, Bibliography , SICRIS)
(2011) The Puzzled by Policy on-line participation project aiming at empowering EU citizens in migration policy.making (www.puzzledbypolicy.eu), received ePractice Editor's Choice recognition (http://www.epractice.eu/en/cases/puzzledbypolicy).
(2009) The European eParticipation Study: Listed among key actors in eParticipation developments in Europe.
(2007) The on-line Citizen's Forum European Debates aiming at strengthening on-line democracy within institutional setting of the European Parliament (http://evropske-razprave.si). received ePractice Editor's Choice recognition (http://www.epractice.eu/en/cases/citizensforum07).
More INePA recognitions at: http://www.inepa.si/projekti/priznanja.html.
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.
Simon Delakorda from the Institute for Electronic Participation (INePA) discussed the role of non-governmental organizations as e-democracy intermediaries in his presentation Political informatics: how should civil society address technocratic e-governance and fake e-democracy? at the Ohrid e-Democracy Conference 2012.
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
FORSEE SWOT analysis of ICT related aspects and key trends in eGovernment in the Southeast European countries in the last 5 years shows that Human Capital is the major strength of the eGovernment development in the region, but e-Participation is very low.
Political parties are facing many challenges when interacting with citizens both off-line and on-line. Low public confidence, decreasing voter turnout and using internet for politics-as-usual are amongst them. These issues were reflected during two regional conferences “Information Technologies and Political Participation” and “The role of the political parties in the electoral process”.
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.
Presentations, photos and videos from the e-Democracy Conference 2012 are available from the conference web site www.edemocracy.mk. For the third year in a row, beautiful Ohrid welcomed around 70 enthusiasts and supporters of the e-Democracy concept, among them representatives from Parliaments, Governments, Official Journals, international organizations, businesses, academics and NGOs including Institute for Electronic Participation (INePA).