The TID+ project was presented, and the Ideas system demonstrated, to city government officials in the city of Ghent (Belgium).
The online services Ghent has to offer to citizens are seen as among the best in Flanders, and the city website receives frequent awards. Indigov, for example, has rated it the best public administration website both in 2007 and 2008. The Indigov reports do however identify online participation as a subject that still requires attention, an advice which the Ghent city government does not ignore.
While researching international best practices, they came across the TID+ project and wanted to know more about it – a request enthusiastically met by our project co-ordinator Steven Segaert, who now lives in Tallinn, but was born and raised in Ghent.
Ghent city government now has all information that will allow them to evaluate whether or not TID+ is useful to them. We hope they will use the software, or allow themselves to be inspired by it when implementing other e-participation solutions.
PS Would you like to have someone from the TID+ project team over to discuss the project and the system? Send us a mail or use the contact page – we’re sure we can arrange something! We are ready to talk in English, Dutch, Estonian, Spanish, French or Russian.
An overview of the TID+ project by Steven Segaert (TID+ project co-ordinator) is now available. If you want to know, in a nutshell, what TID+ is about, have a look at this video taken at the conference in Tallinn.
To disseminate the results of the TID+ project further, we organise a webinar (*) on Friday, June 27th, 10:00 to 11:30 CET.
If you haven’t been able to join the conference in Tallinn on June 5th, this is an ideal opportunity for you to learn more about the TID+ project. We will tell you a bit more about the project itself, and will show you a short demonstration of the software. The project team will be available to answer all your questions.
The full invitation and a registration form are on this page.
We hope to see you online!
(*) If you have never attended a webinar before: it is just like a normal conference or seminar, except that you are able to participate from the comfort of your own home or office. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. Presentations and speeches are broadcasted, and you can ask questions by typing them or by using the audio solution provided (we have chosen Skype). For best results, we recommended you to use a headset.
Peeter Marvet (the tech-guru on our project team) and Eero Elenurm (who lead the development as a subcontractor) did an amazing job at the conference explaining how the analysis of the TOM system has lead to the choices and developments under the TID+ project. Because a picture says more than a thousand words, we have posted the video of that 57 minute presentation on Google video.
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Not working for you? Watch it here.
More conference materials are available via this page on the eGA website.