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1 1 eParticipation in local and regional development European Week of Regions and Cities 7 October 2008 Brussels Jeremy Millard Danish Technological Institute

2 2 Regional development in the knowledge economy and society –shift from only physical and locational assets challenge is physical distance – transport routes are critical –to focus on knowledge, human and organisational assets challenge is using local assets in global context – ICT is critical eGovernment for efficient and effective services –city and advanced regions – critical competitive factor supporting economic development and regional branding –less prosperous regions – joining up public services with local firms lead role in economic development and social cohesion eParticipation for (bottom-up) decision and policy-making –local knowledge – professional, entrepreneurial and community involving expertise, resources and skills –local representation – empowerment through participation & democracy transparency, accountability and good governance Role of eGovernment and eParticipation in regional and local development

3 3 eParticipation: involving stakeholders in community, policy and politics assisted by ICT Source: European eParticipation, Deliverable D4.2a:

4 4 eParticipation is largely local and regional Source: European eParticipation, Deliverable D4.2a:

5 5 Using ICT in local and regional participation Report, view, or discuss local problems (like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting) -- we send it to the council on your behalf

6 6 Using ICT in local and regional participation Report, view, or discuss local problems (like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting) -- we send it to the council on your behalf

7 7 eParticipation Preparatory Action, with European Parliament, –objective: to demonstrate how using modern ICT tools and applications can make it easier for people to participate in decision-making and can contribute to better legislation –13 trials in real environments: promoting the use of ICT in the legislative and decision-making processes at local, regional, national and EU level eParticipation initiatives funded by the EC

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9 9 eParticipation Preparatory Action, with European Parliament, –objective: to demonstrate how using modern ICT tools and applications can make it easier for people to participate in decision-making and can contribute to better legislation –13 trials in real environments: promoting the use of ICT in the legislative and decision-making processes at local, regional, national and EU level eParticipation and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme –PEP-NET: a network promoting local and regional eParticipation to increase information, share experiences and foster the wider use of participatory tools and activities: eParticipation initiatives funded by the EC

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11 11 eParticipation Preparatory Action, with European Parliament, –objective: to demonstrate how using modern ICT tools and applications can make it easier for people to participate in decision-making and can contribute to better legislation –13 trials in real environments: promoting the use of ICT in the legislative and decision-making processes at local, regional, national and EU level eParticipation and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme –PEP-NET: a network promoting local and regional eParticipation to increase information, share experiences and foster the wider use of participatory tools and activities : eParticipation research projects –5FP and FP6: INTELCITIES: Intelligent Cities is a project which aims to pool knowledge and experience on electronic government, planning systems and citizen participation from across Europe: eParticipation initiatives funded by the EC

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13 13 eParticipation Preparatory Action, with European Parliament, –objective: to demonstrate how using modern ICT tools and applications can make it easier for people to participate in decision-making and can contribute to better legislation –13 trials in real environments: promoting the use of ICT in the legislative and decision-making processes at local, regional, national and EU level eParticipation and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme –PEP-NET: a network promoting local and regional eParticipation to increase information, share experiences and foster the wider use of participatory tools and activities : eParticipation research projects –5FP and FP6: INTELCITIES: Intelligent Cities is a project which aims to pool knowledge and experience on electronic government, planning systems and citizen participation from across Europe: –eParticipation is included in 7FP Research (2007 – 2013) and future projects are expected to be funded in the coming years 1.eGovernance and eParticipation 2.Policy modelling and simulation Join us at the ICT Conference, Lyon, Nov eParticipation initiatives funded by the EC

14 14 European eParticipation Study, –Is eParticipation necessary at the European level? How should the European Commission and the European Parliament use the internet and other digital technologies to engage with citizens on policy issues? eParticipation and eDemocracy communty eParticipation initiatives funded by the EC

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