News - 2014 - Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
Seminar 'Deepening democracy with e-media'
e-media Strasbourg 23 March 2014
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A Seminar entitled 'Deepening democracy with e-media' will be held on Thursday, 27 March in the afternoon. It will be structured around three debates on “Open Data for transparency in local government ', 'Web applications for voters' and “Combining on-line and off-line local democracy.' The seminar will be opened by Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Chair of the Congress Governance Committee, and by Leo Aadel (Estonia, ILDG) and Annemieke Traag (Netherlands, ILDG), co-rapporteurs of the Congress on e-democracy . It will be an opportunity to discuss the experience of Cambridge City Council (United-Kingdom) in the use of open-data, the development of a web application 'Election Compass' in the Netherlands and the combination of e-democracy with traditional methods of democracy in Estonia. The discussions of the seminar will be the basis for the preparation of a report on e-democracy prepared by the Governance Committee of Congress.