Case studies on e-participation policy: Sweden, Estonia and Iceland
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
New e-participation services are heralded as an important means to achieve “citizen-centric government”. The project “Citizen-centric e-Participation” is a trilateral collaboration project between Sweden, Estonia and Iceland, combining research with networking to enhance e-participation in three countries. The project network includes partners from local governments, experienced researchers in the field as well as software companies that are exploring new possibilities and markets.
The project, which is running between 2012-14, is funded by Vinnova, Rannis, Nordforsk & Estonian Ministry for Economic Affairs and Communications. The main partners include Örebro University, Praxis Center for Policy Studies, Citizens Foundation, imCode Partner, the City of Reykjavik and Haparanda and Borås municipalities.
Engaging citizens in policy-making is an important aspect of the design and delivery of better public policies and a core element of what is sometimes called ”good government” or ”citizen-centric government”. Using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to gather and analyze public input is expected to stimulate public deliberation. The project explores links between standardized e-participation models and the particularities of local contexts.
This report presents case studies of the e-participation policy development in Sweden, Estonia and Iceland. The case studies give readers a background to the political context and policy as well as technological development in each country and present analyses of important e-participation initiatives in each country.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tallinn: Praxis Policy Center , 2013. , 47 p.
e-participation, e-democracy, open government, citizen engagement, petitions, good governance, civil society
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-30111ISBN: 978-9949-507-20-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-30111DiVA: diva2:638808
ProjectsCitizen Centric E-participation