T002, 28/09/2010 (16:00-17:30)
There are significant challenges for governance in 2020. Governments will have to strive to meet the expectations of citizens. In addition active involvement of citizens should be the focus of governance. We do not currently have appropriate governance models, process flows or analytical tools with which to properly understand, interpret, visualize and harness all the potential offered by collaborative on-line tools in the governance context. The session will discuss advanced ICT tools and their potential for the governance of the future.
Specific questions that will be addressed include:
• What will governance structures of societies in 2020 be like? How should policy making evolve and which tools will be available to predict its impact?
• How could fast evolving ICT become a key instrument for dynamic interaction between citizens and governments to allow citizens to become part of the policy and decision making process?
Chair: Silvana KOCH-MEHRIN (European Parliament, Germany)
Session organiser: Hannele LAHTI (European Commission, ICT for Government and Public Services, Belgium)