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CFP – EDem2008 – Conference for E-Democracy – Austria 29-30 Sep 2008 – Submissions May 15

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Join me in Austria next September at the EDem2008 conference.
In addition to speaking, I hope to use this as an opportunity to have an informal conversation with researchers interested helping design a proposal for a multi-city European comparative research project on *citizen-based* local e-democracy projects (including a mix of community and neighbourhood Issue Forums [...]

How would you engage a million people? The UK government wants to know

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The UK Ministry of Justice is considering an online engagement component as part of “its desire to hold a national debate on a British Statement of Values as part of the Governance of Britain Green Paper.” They plan a representative “Citizens’ Summit” into which the results of an online engagement(s) would flow.
I was asked by [...]

E-Democracy.Org is hiring, 2007 Accomplishments

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

For the full details on the Issues Forum support contract position, see the E-Democracy.Org blog:
blog.e-democracy.org/posts/143
For some context on why DoWire.Org blog posts are relatively quiet (although some of the the two-way online forums are humming), this post on E-Democracy.Org 2007 accomplishments helps explain where my time has gone other than [...]

Reports – Ad hoc Committee on E-Democracy of the Council of Europe (CAHDE)

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I bumped into a motherlode of recent e-democracy reports and papers from the Council of Europe at:
www.bmeia.gv.at/botschaft/auslandsoesterreicher/ratgeber/wahlen/e-democracy/council-of-europe-cahde.html
Here is the full text of this page for infinite preservation. Visit the site itself to access the dozens of linked documents. (And tell me what is worth reading in-depth .) – Steve
Aussenministerium Österreich -> Botschaft -> Auslandsösterreicher [...]

Join our Round 2 Full Proposals – Knight News Challenge

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Through E-Democracy.Org, I submitted 11 proposals directly and we signed onto two other proposals in round one of the 2007 Knight News Challenge.
The value of this kind of grant challenge is the requirement to condense an idea into a few hundred words. Most of ideas we submitted will likely find a life in future [...]


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