Click here to find out about local
authorities experience of eParticipate.
Click here to view webcasts from
councils in Spain, Slovakia and the UK.
Click here to get the proceedings of
the European workshop in Getafe.
In spite of the potential of the Information Society and the
huge investment in eGovernment initiatives in all Member States, there is an
emerging democratic deficit towards all forms of Government. ICT enables new
levels of 'eParticipation' that can address this deficit in line with the
European and National eGovernment objectives, and the eEurope goal to
accelerate the availability of user-driven eGovernment services across the EU.
eParticipate provides an open web-based solution that supports a programme of
democratic renewal and citizen engagement for local authorities across Europe
eParticipate is the eTen eParticipation Trans-European
Network for Democratic Renewal & Citizen Engagement
with their local authorities
The eParticipate consortium
believes that democratic renewal can only come about
if citizens feel interested, informed and are engaged
in local decision making. Local authorities are therefore
have a crucial role to play to guarantee citizen participation
in a democratic Europe