29 November from 9.30 to 11.30 - Room 7 - Palais de l'Europe
Sponsored by the Council of Europe Centre for Local Government Reform
Thanks to e-participation platforms run by local authorities and NGOs, citizens have more opportunities to participate in the decision-making and improve governance at local level. What are the lessons learnt and the obstacles to mainstreaming such approaches? What kind of platform/technology would be the best to improve citizen participation at local level? Should the CoE Centre of Expertise develop a new Tool to help local authorities use new technologies in order to encourage citizen participation? This lab will be organised in a form of a "balloon debate" during which the participants will choose the best initiative.
Does/Do the following initiative(s) increase significantly citizens' influence in the policy-making process and/or make democratic institutions more transparent, responsive and accountable?