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CITIZENSCAPE: CITIZENSPACE

eParticipation in legislation implementation

CitizenScape is a citizen-driven initiative designed to empower citizens to contribute to legislative and decision-making processes. It will involve both civil society and public institutions in a shared environment that is moderated and managed by the Local Authority.

CitizenScape will integrate and test innovative ICT tools to involve citizens in the implementation of EU environmental legislation at a local level. It will define the precise conditions and will be based on citizens' own proposals for participation in major EU issues. It will also address the specific barriers to be overcome for deployment.  

Based on the successful Public-i webcast methodology the project seeks to create a democratic pathway by attracting and recruiting citizens to use the Web 2.0 style space of CitizenScape and then migrating them to more formal online democratic tools (such as petitioning).  These formal tools will be the means to access the decision makers – in this case Local Councillors.

CitizenScape will be a flexible online space that will blend and integrate social networking and other Web 2.0 technologies with more formal online democratic tools. The Citizen eParticipation methodology will create an accessible and inclusive model for engaging citizens: it will ensure that CitizenScape implementations not only have effective technologies but also the effective offline recruitment activities and support to guarantee that the CitizenScapes are vibrant and active democratic centres.

Contact information

O'FLAHERTY John
Surapule House, Lonsdale Road, National Technology Park
Limerick
Ireland
Tel. +353 61 334699
Fax. +353 61 338500

Participants

Coordinator: THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD, IRELAND

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD IRELAND
DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL IRELAND
COMUNE DI GENOVA ITALY
ROZVOJOVA AGENTURA ZILINSKEHO SAMOSPRAVNEHO KRAJA N.O. SLOVAK REPUBLIC
PUBLIC-I GROUP LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM
BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 31/10/2008

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