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.