Das Arbeitsprogramm (PDF)zur Ausschreibung liest sich interessant. Gibt einen Einblick zum Stellenwert politischer Partizipation über das Internet auf EU-Ebene. Auch kommt der Begriff „Web 2.0“ oft vor.
Recent demand for Citizens participation to EU level decisions increases the importance and potential of eParticipation. eParticipation is constantly developing and comprises a variety of areas such as e-consultation, e-legislation, e-petition and e-deliberation. In this context, a significant number of national and regional authorities of the Member States have undertaken actions in these areas and have already launched numerous projects and initiatives with very promising results.
ICTs can empower Citizens to be more involved in the decision-making processes, enabling not only a better and faster decision-making process, increased transparency and accountability, but also encouraging better communication between all parties involved. On the latter point, this can have positive impact on policies from Local to European level and contribute towards achieving the i2010 goals.