European eParticipation Summary Report
Type of work: Report
he present document is the summary report of the "Study and Supply of Services on the Development of eParticipation in the EU". The study has been designed to support the initiatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament in the area of eParticipation.
The European eParticipation study has demonstrated the considerable potential for eParticipation to change the broader interactions between citizens and governments. eParticipation can also improve the overall quality of engagement and decision-making whilst widening involvement of all citizens. Information and communication technologies are opening up new opportunities but also reveal new dangers. The report examines all these aspects and provides a coherent view of where Europe currently stands regarding eParticipation. It gives recommendations for future actions to the main actors focusing on the European level.