The European Commission organises a European eParticipation Day in Brussels on March 4th.
It is a conference and exhibition in one, with two objectives: to hold a high level debate, and to demonstrate progress by showcasing what the EC has done to foster eParticipation.
The development and wide use of powerful new ICT applications are transforming the political landscape. These new tools allow citizens to access more information and interact, debate and participate in public life in way not seen before. They are beginning to give ordinary people a greater voice.
The European eParticipation Day will provide the opportunity for a high level debate on current state of play and future directions. It will address the political challenges and the solutions that ICT can provide. The US election campaigns and the forthcoming European elections will be among the discussion points. The use of ICT to help legislators and decision-makers in their work and in particular to better communicate with their constituency and understand their views will be discussed. The event will also look at the benefits of ICT for citizens by giving them more of a say in decision-making as well as how ICT is helping to reconnect Europeans, in particular young Europeans, with politics.
In parallel, there will be an exhibition of the eParticipation projects that have been funded under programmes run by DG Information Society and Media.
You will need to register for this event (it’s free of charge). For all information (including how to sign up), please visit the conference webpage.
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