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  1. Local e-Democracy National Project Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, UK

  2. What is e-Democracy? e-Democracy is… • e-voting • e-political campaigning • e-participation

  3. What is e-Democracy? “Democratic change is essentially a slow process, that is as much about addressing cultural beliefs as it is about altering specific processes.

  4. What is e-Democracy? • A project enhances democracy if it: • supports representative democracy • engages citizens • makes decision-making transparent • manages conflict as well as consensus • improves political equality • increases community control

  5. Local e-Democracy in the UK European Parliament UK Parliament Unitary Councils County Councils District Councils

  6. Local e-Democracy • National Project for Local e-Democracy • Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister • Funding: 6 million euros • Timescale: November 2003 - March 2005 • Governance: Project Board • Project management: local councils

  7. Organisations Office of the Deputy Prime Minister e-Government Unit (Cabinet Office) Improvement & Development Agency Local Government Association Hansard Society De Montfort University Project Board • Local authorities • Blackburn • Bristol City • Kingston upon Thames • North Lincolnshire • SE London E-Gov Services • Shrewsbury & Atcham • St Albans • Stroud • Surrey CC • Wolverhampton • Suffolk

  8. Five questions • Developing the e-democracy environment • What is e-democracy? What will make it successful & sustainable? • Strengthening existing democratic practices • How can councils better interact with their citizens? • Addressing the democratic deficit • How can communities better engage with their councils? • Evaluating e-democracy • What is happening now in e-democracy? • Project Management and Roll out • How can we make this relevant and useful for all Local Authorities?

  9. Outputs Strategytoolkit e-Democracytoolkit Evaluationtoolkit

  10. e-Democracy toolkit Strategytoolkit e-Democracytoolkit Evaluationtoolkit

  11. e-Democracy toolkit COUNCILLORS PARTNERSHIPS e-Democracytoolkit COMMUNITIES COUNCILS

  12. e-Democracy toolkit National councillors database COUNCILLORS Online surgeries e-Democracytoolkit Councillors’ websites

  13. e-Democracy toolkit e-Democracytoolkit e-Citizens’ panel COUNCILS e-Moderation e-Petitioning Policy tracking

  14. e-Democracy toolkit Information sharing Consultations PARTNERSHIPS e-Democracytoolkit

  15. e-Democracy toolkit Online communities e-Democracytoolkit Text alerts e-Democracy icons Websites for elderly COMMUNITIES Blogging Involving young people Games Community websites Interactive webcasting

  16. e-Democracy toolkit National councillors database Information sharing Consultations COUNCILLORS PARTNERSHIPS Online surgeries Online communities e-Democracytoolkit Text alerts Councillors’ websites e-Citizens’ panel e-Democracy icons Websites for elderly COMMUNITIES COUNCILS Blogging Involving young people Games e-Moderation Community websites e-Petitioning Policy tracking Interactive webcasting

  17. Outputs Strategytoolkit e-Democracytoolkit Evaluationtoolkit

  18. Strategy toolkit Strategytoolkit e-Democracytoolkit Evaluationtoolkit

  19. Strategy toolkit BUSINESS CASE Strategytoolkit BUSINESS PLANNING GUIDANCE MATERIALS

  20. Outputs Strategytoolkit e-Democracytoolkit Evaluationtoolkit

  21. Evaluation toolkit Strategytoolkit e-Democracytoolkit Evaluationtoolkit

  22. Evaluation toolkit SELF ASSESSMENT Evaluationtoolkit

  23. Knowledge pool Outputs Strategytoolkit e-Democracytoolkit Evaluationtoolkit

  24. Knowledge pool Knowledge pool RESEARCH REPORT BASELINE SURVEY BEST PRACTICE DATABASE FUNDING DATABASE LITERATURE REVIEW

  25. How to make contact Register interest at stakeholders’ website www.e-dem.info

  26. My contact details Councillor Mary Reid Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames mary.reid@councillors.kingston.gov.uk