29 November from 9.30 to 11.30 - Room 5 - Palais de l'Europe
Sponsored by the INGO Conference of the Council of Europe
E-government is supposed to improve the quality of government by providing public information and services online but is often conceived in a top-down way with little scope for citizen input and influence. Online tools now make it possible for citizens and service users to keep service providers in check by using collective intelligence and public pressure. How successful such initiatives are, what hurdles do they need to overcome and can this become a widespread practice, especially in developing countries?
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?