Project "Challenge of eCitizen - Promoting eGovernment Actions in European Cities" was designed to promote and accelerate sustainable economic development and democratic process in the partner cities and regions in the framework of local information society development. The partner cities are strongly committed to facilitate EU eEurope principles as part of their regional economic and social development.
eCitizen was the outcome of cooperation between twelve European cities in seven countries sharing similar challenges in promoting local information society development and providing high-quality electronic services to the citizens. The cities were challenged to develop local eGovernment services using new technology for encouraging citizens' involvement in decision-making and thus sparking evolution towards innovative models of eParticipation.
eCitizen was financed by the EU/Interreg III C and was launched in January 2005. The project activities lasted until December 2007. The Baltic Institute of Finland was the Lead Partner of the project.