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E-PARTICIPATION AS A PROCESS AND PRACTICE: WHAT METEP CAN MEASURE, WHY AND HOW?. Second meeting of the Task Force on Access to Information under the Aarhus Convention (Geneva, Palais des Nations, Switzerland, Salle VIII) 16 - 17 December 2013. Development Management Branch ( DMB )

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e participation as a process and practice what metep can measure why and how

E-PARTICIPATION AS A PROCESS AND PRACTICE: WHAT METEP CAN MEASURE, WHY AND HOW?

Second meeting of the Task Force on Access to Information under the Aarhus Convention

(Geneva, Palais des Nations, Switzerland, Salle VIII)

16 - 17 December 2013

Development Management Branch (DMB)

Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

citizen participation
Citizen Participation

UN Public Administration Glossary:

“…implies the involvement of citizens ina wide range of policymaking activities, including the determination of levels of service, budget priorities, and the acceptability of physical construction projectsin order to orient government programs toward community needs, build public support, and encourage a sense of cohesivenesswithin neighborhoods.

UN World Public Sector Report 2008 http://www.unpan.org/Directories/UNPublicAdministrationGlossary/tabid/928/language/en-US/Default.aspx

un conference on sustainable development
UN Conference on Sustainable Development
  • stressed effective governanceat local, national, regional and global levels as representing the voices and interests of all
  • resolved to enhanceparticipationand effective engagement of civil society

Source: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/66/288&Lang=E

what is metep
What is METEP?

METEP is a diagnostics &

analytical tool for

measuring and evaluating e-Participation

practices

e partici p ation
E-Participation

is the process of engaging citizens through ICTs in policy and decision-making in order to make it participatory, inclusive,

and deliberative

engaging citizens is beneficial
Engaging citizens is beneficial:
  • At the early stages
  • Through the implementation stages by facilitating dialogue
  • To receive feedback
c ommon participatory activities
Common participatory activities
  • e-Campaigning, including e-Petitioning
  • Community building / Collaborative e-environments
  • e-Consultation
  • Online deliberation
  • Information provision online
  • e-Polling
  • e-Voting
3 main stages of e participation
3 main stages of e-participation

1. e-Information– provision of information on the Internet

2. e-Consultation– organizing public consultations online

3. e-Decision-making– evolving citizens directly

in decision processes

metep s a ssessment g oals
METEP’s assessment goals

1.Help identify and eliminate barriers for participatory policy making

2. Help create and exploit effective public engagement e-tools that are accepted by citizens

3.Help develop capacities for

evaluating e-participation progress

for best practice exchange and

continuous learning

assessment
Assessment

Public

Engagement

Process

Public Input

Process

target audience
Target audience

other categories of

public managers

senior/mid-level

government officials

representing legal

departments

(or equivalent units)

self assessment questionnaire
Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Part 1: Fact Based Questions - a factual observation
  • Part 2: Experience Based Assessment - assess, based on direct experience
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