E-Participation

Digitale Agenda Wien: Deutscher Engagementpreis – Voting läuft bis 31. Oktober 2015

Wiens IKT-Strategie partizipativ erarbeitet

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Das Projekt Digitale Agenda Wien wird durch das Zentrum für E-Governance der Donau-Universität Krems wissenschaftlich begleitet (Peter Parycek: Leitung der Arbeitsgruppe IT in Bildung und Forschung; Bettina Rinnerbauer: Beteiligung in den Arbeitsgruppen IT in Bildung und Forschung und Serviceangebote und Aktivierung der BürgerInnen). Im Rahmen dieses Projekts wurde die IKT-Strategie der Stadt Wien partizipativ erarbeitet. Die Digitale Agenda Wien wird in einem Dialog mit BürgerInnen laufend weiterentwickelt werden.

Erste Online-Phase: Ideenfindung

Die erste Online-Phase im Herbst 2014 war die „Phase der Ideenfindung“. Daraus resultierten 172 Ideen auf www.digitaleagenda.wien , die als Open Government Data veröffentlicht wurden.

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CeDEM16

Call for Papers: CeDEM16 – International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government 2016

CeDEM16

CeDEM16

CeDEM16 will be held 18-20 May 2016 at the Danube University Krems. The international conference CeDEM16 brings together e-democracy, e-participation and open government specialists working in academia, politics, government and business to critically analyse the innovations, issues, ideas and challenges in the networked societies of the digital age.

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to following conference tracks:

      E-Democracy and E-Participation
      Social and Mobile Media for Public Administration
      Open Collaborative Government
      Open Data, Transparency and Open Innovation
      Citizens’ Participation in Democratic Governance Processes through ICT in Africa
      Open Access
      Bottom-Up Movements
      Information Visualization for the People
      Connected Smart City
      Emerging Issues in E-Democracy and Open Government
      Reflections
      Workshops
      PhD Colloquium

We invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as business, public authorities, NGOs, NPOs and education institutions to submit their papers, reflections as well as workshop proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks:

      Research/Full papers/Case studies/Project papers: 12 pages maximum (double-blind peer-reviewed)
      Reflections: 6 pages maximum (selected by the chairs)
      Workshops: 4 pages maximum (selected by the chairs)
      PhD Colloquium papers: 7 pages maximum (excluding literature list; selected by the track directors of the colloquium

Important Dates

      Deadline for the submission of all papers, workshop proposals, reflections: 7 December 2015
      Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2016
      Camera-ready paper submission: 7 March 2016
      Conference: 18-20 May 2016

Further Information:
Call for Papers – detailed information
CeDEM16 – celebrating 10 years of conference

#gov2vie Plattform für demokratische Partizipation / Future Policy Modelling / Onlinedialogplattform Atzgersdorf

iDEPART: Die Plattform für aktive demokratische Partizipation

Dieses Projekt möchte politische Aktivitäten auf einer Plattform vernetzen sowie politische Anliegen kommunizieren und exekutieren. Die Plattform soll eine zentrale Anlaufstelle für politisch Interessierte und gebildete BürgerInnen sein.
Politisches Engagement soll sichtbar gemacht werden z.B. durch „Gamification“ (z.B. die Anwendung von spielerischen Aspekten, Spielcharakter) von politischen Beteiligungsprozessen (Belohnungen mit Badges).

Aus dem Vortrag hat sich eine sehr kontroversielle Diskussion ergeben. Einige TeilnehmerInnen waren der Meinung, dass diese Plattform in der Form, nämlich rausgelöst aus anderen sozialen Netzwerken, wenig Sinn macht. Die Zielgruppe erscheint außerdem zu elitär. Die Gefahr, auf diese Art neben dem Digital Gap einen weiteren Social Gap zu erzeugen ist ebenso auf wenig Begeisterung gestoßen.

http://www.idepart.at/

Future Policy Modelling Project (Peter Sonntagbauer)

Onlinedialogplattform Atzgersdorf (Alexandra Rupp-Ebenspanger)

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EDem10 – Day 2 – #1

The second day of the conference started with keynote speakers Micah L. Sifry and Stevan Harnard.

Micah L. Sifry: The Promises and Contradictions of eDemocracy – Obama Style

Sifry gave some insights into the characteristics and reasons for the successful Obama campaign by analsying the metrics produced by the campaign. In America there are extreemly long election campaigns and after 2 years of mobilising we can speak of mass mobilisation. Micah pointed out that it is the people who have felt empowered by the campaign at first. The election was called about 11 p.m. Within the next hour the streets were filled with people dancing and chanting which has never happened in the U.S. before.

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EDem10 – Day 1 – #2

In the afternoon several parallel panels and workshops were running.

E-Democracy and Open Government

Axel Bruns: g4c2c: Enabling Citizen Engagement at Arms’ Length from Government

This session was on Government 2.0 and Open Government in Australia. Are g2c and c2c flawed models of participation? For instance, g2c may be mere service delivery, not community consultation and c2c (often only used by the usual suspects) are often too distant from political actors to be recognised although they may generate open and engaged debate. Bruns pointed out the desirable qualities for citizen consultation towards the model g4c2c where governments are an arms’ length supporter of citizen-to-citizen initiatives.

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