The Baltic Institute of Finland leads the Interreg IVC financed project - eCitizen II – Towards citizen-centered eGovernment in European cities and regions - launched from the beginning of January 2010.
The cooperation is designed to support European cities and regions in their joint efforts to accelerate eGovernment through exploiting established networks, gained experiences and good practices to improve interaction between citizens and public authorities, better involving citizens in local decision-making and contributing to change in operational culture and attitudes within public administrations.
As a follow-up project, eCitizen II brings added-value to interregional eGovernment cooperation focusing on sharing the accumulated knowledge, experiences, best practices, and transferring them between the more advanced and less experienced cities and regions throughout Europe. This cooperation aims at stimulating new approaches and understanding in city and regional administrations of engaging with citizens and developing citizen-centred eServices. The project will involve decision- and policy-makers, demonstrate benefits of the eGovernment and the best eParticipation practices in different public sectors and identify future prospects to ensure support to further acceleration of eGovernment.
One of the main outcomes of the project is PanEuropean Best Practice Manual on eParticipation. In this tool eParticipation practitioners all over the Europe share their best practices about the eParticipation processes and tools implementation in the European cities and regions. You are welcomed to upload your own case study to share your experience with other experts.
The online manual is available on www.eparticipation.eu
For futher information Hannes Astok