Projects :: TID+
Enabling citizens’ initiative to eParticipation
TID+ is aimed at governmental and non-governmental organisations that are looking for a solution to allow citizens to take the initiative in proposing and discussing new regulation.
In June 2001, the Estonian government launched a public participation portal named “Today I decide” (known under the Estonian acronym “TOM”). The tool gave citizens an opportunity to propose, discuss and vote on new legislation, after which decision-makers are obliged to deliver a motivated response to the entered initiatives.
This tool has proven to be a big success, with over 6.600 registered users proposing and discussing 1.021 new initiatives. It has helped citizens’ participation by allowing them to launch new ideas and to discuss them on an open forum, while guaranteeing them a concise answer from the decisionmaking level. Five years of experience with this tool have made clear that it can be a meaningful instrument for all governments and public bodies throughout the European Union.
The present project, TID+, aims to disseminate the tool and the experiences with it to interested parties in the EU. It will re-evaluate and ameliorate the present solution, develop comprehensive documentation on how it can be used optimally, and make it available free for non-commercial use to all interested actors as a tool to increase citizens’ participation.
The TID+ project provides an easy solution - a free system that allows citizens to send in ideas, discuss them and express support for other ideas through voting.
TID+ stands for “Today I Decide +”. It is a software and a set of documentation that were developed under a project co-financed by the European Union, under the eParticipation Preparatory Action.
Tel. +372 641 1313
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Coordinator: E-RIIGI AKADEEMIA SIHTASUTUS, REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA
|E-RIIGI AKADEEMIA SIHTASUTUS||REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA|
|EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE||ITALY|
|RIIGIKANTSELEI||REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA|
Last update: 03/11/2008