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EMPOWER: EMPOWER

Empowering citizens to influence the decision making and policy formulation on environmental issues

eMPOWER is aiming to motivate and strengthen the involvement of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and citizens in the decision-making process on environmental issues at a National and European level by providing method and tools for supporting citizens’ participation and collection of signatures to promote relevant public initiatives and demands of civil society.

The project will integrate and test state-of-the-art eParticipation ICT tools to support ePetitioning so as to enable transparent, interactive and democratic communication processes, the results of which will be joint proposals, initiatives and viewpoints of NGOs and citizens regarding environmental issues such as global climate change, biodiversity, genetically modified organisms, waste management.

The results of the trials will be communicated to relevant public administration bodies, National Environmental Committees and eventually relevant EU institutions with the aim to influence the decision making and policy formulation process.

Towards this direction, the eMPOWER platform aims to serve as an interface between decision-makers at National and European level on one hand and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and citizens on the other hand, while using and testing new forms and methods of civil participation as well as enhancing the role of the National News Agencies in promoting and supporting relevant initiatives and ensuring a wider outreach of the project’s results.

The consortium structure will allow the execution of the pilots in 3 different countries, Greece, Italy and Portugal.

Contact information

TRIANTAFILLOU Anna
RIZARIOU 10
15 233 HALANDRI-ATHENS
GREECE
Tel. +30 2106874300
Fax. +30 2106855564

Participants

Coordinator: ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA, GREECE

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER SA GREECE
POLITECH INSTITUTE (EUROPEAN CENTEROF POLITICAL TECHNOLOGIES) AISBL INSTITUT POLITECH (CENTRE EUROPEEN DE TECHNOLOGIES POLITIQUES) BELGIUM
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS GREECE
MEDITERRANEAN SOS NETWORK GREECE
ATHINAIKO PRAKZOREIO EIDISEON AE GREECE
CIRCULO FESTAMBIENTE ITALY
AGENZIA ANSA - AGENZIA NAZIONALE STAMPA ASSOCIATA - SOCIETA COOPERATIVA ITALY
Liga para a Protecção da Natureza PORTUGAL
LUSA - AGENCIA DE NOTICIAS DE PORTUGAL SA PORTUGAL

Last update: 15/11/2009

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