June 28, 2011
Fondation EurActiv PoliTech and EurActiv family are contributing actively in this debate around the development of the “first transnational instrument of participatory democracy in the world” (German Green MEP Gerald Häfner).
Fondation EurActiv PoliTech is building on its practical know-how from the EMPOWER (Empowering citizens to influence the decision-making and policy formulation on environmental issues) trial project, one of the 2 eParticipation projects co-funded by the European Commission to lay the ground for the European Citizens’ Initiative’s successful implementation and take-off. Fondation EurActiv PoliTech and its core partners have also been actively involved in ‘The ECI Digital Aspects Advisory Board’ led by Jan Linhart, founder of echo source e.V. (Germany), in the framework of PEP-Net (Pan European eParticipation Network), co-funded by the European Commission.
Fondation EurActiv PoliTech together with core partners is bringing together a unique know-how to combine good practices in eParticipation together with effective eCampaign and community building eServices and tactics to mobilize, engage, educate, federate and organize an active European Public Sphere to unleash the ECI potential.
This initiative aims to combine good practices in eParticipation to enhance participatory representative democracy together with effective eCampaign and community building web-based services and tactics to mobilize, engage, educate, federate and organize European Public Sphere’s actors, using the power of Internet and Social Media to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities offer by the European Citizens’ Initiative to strengthen European democracy and citizenship in creating an active European Public Sphere.
This pan-European online debate has been officially launched on 29 June 2011 at the ‘European Citizens’ Initiative: How to get it started’ conference organized by German Green MEP Gerald Häfner.
If you want to contribute to this exciting debate and ECI stakeholders’ community building, please leave a comment or contact us directly:
Daniel VAN LERBERGHE, Social Media Director & PoliTech Founder: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consortium Core Partners:
- Fondation EurActiv PoliTech
- La Netscouade / IZWE (France/UK)
- echo source e.V. (Germany)
- Gov2U (Belgium)
- EMPOWER project Coordinator – Athens Technology Centre (Greece)
- 21c Consultancy (UK)
- European Citizens Action Service (Belgium)
Author : Dominique Ostyn