In Ireland? Quick poll on joining UK in area online community of practice – Reply now, Possible EU E-Democracy Exchange
We’ve been working to form an inclusive UK E-Democracy Exchange that includes active participation from Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland and England. In that process, some are strongly suggesting the best way to be inclusive on N. Ireland is to also invite in the rest of Ireland.
I’ll support that move if a majority of our Irish (N/S) DoWire members e-mail me a say, “Yes, let’s make it the “UK IE E-Democracy Exchange.” So vote yes or no in the next *24 hours* to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, we will absolutely need a co-host from southern Ireland to join Tom Steinberg, mySociety (England), Ella Smith, International Teledemocracy Centre (Scotland), and Dr. David Newman, e-Consultation Research Centre (N. Ireland) as hosts. We also need an co-host based in Wales to help “seed” at least one post a month on the forum. Interested in being a co-host? E-mail: email@example.com
Join the online community of practice here:
EU E-Democracy Exchange?
Finally, not to complicate matters, but I do have in interest in moving the DO-EU YahooGroup over to groups.dowire.org for exchange on EU-wide e-democracy/e-participation activities and *potentially* EU-funded projects of the same nature. It would be primarily for folks involved with projects like DebateEurope, those helping EU Commissioners blog, etc. And based on participant interest, it could be extended to open exchange EU-funded e-participation projects.
If you’d like to help lead an EU-wide online community of practice, drop me a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Anyone remember the old ISPO and El-Democracy e-mail lists … my ability to connect with and learn from European information society projects once those lists were closed has never been the same. I figure *most* of the valuable exchange on e-democracy should happen online and not rely on expensive (but essential) in-person opportunities.