Eleven expert global thinkers and practitioners on e-participation, from all over the world, got together for a 48 hour summit. Watch video and listen to the experts and read papers with a lot of examples on good practice. We are sure that this material can be interesting for a lot of colleagues all over the world.
Eleven experts were invited by Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Region (SALAR) to take part in this meeting. SALAR deliberately addressed this invitation to a variety and range of participants from around the world in order to get contrasting and high quality input.
The e-Participation Summit in may 2012 was a two-step process designed, first, to elicit their views, experiences and innovative approaches, and, second, to meet at a workshop in Stockholm to compare and synthesize individual inputs.
The group of experts focused on describing the challenges and opportunities of present and future developments in e-participation and e-democracy for citizens, with particular relevance for the local level in individual papers.
On the second day the group of experts were divided into two groups, their aim was to give us some ideas how to continue and improve our work with the municipalities in Sweden. The result from the two groups is presented in two videos. We at SALAR are now discussing how we can use the advises and conclusions both from the papers, workshop and advises to improve our work.
When the situation today is described the experts almost give the same picture of the impact of Internet and social media. But there is of course some disparity between countries.
We received very interesting papers with a lot of examples on good practice, advises, reflexions and also addressed questions for further discussion.
Watch video and listen to eleven expert global thinkers and practitioners on e-participation.
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