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A Regional Model for E-Participation in the EU: Evaluation and Lessons Learned from VoicE

Abstract : Attracting and motivating citizens to participate actively in online discussions of European policies turns out not to be easy. In the VoicE project, a regional e-participation model has been developed to deal with this challenge. The results and lessons learned from the project VoicE are of particular importance for the follow-up project VoiceS. This way, VoicE and VoiceS incorporate ongoing evaluation through an iterative design cycle. In this paper, we present the scientific evaluation method and results whether the regional e-participation model of VoicE is an appropriate means to attract citizens for European policies and to motivate citizens to participate in discussions. The methodology is based on a layered model of e-participation evaluation. Subsequently, this paper examines to what degree the approach chosen in the project delivers suitable insights for establishing successful e-participation platforms on a European level and what lessons can be learned.
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Sabrina Scherer, Maria A. Wimmer. A Regional Model for E-Participation in the EU: Evaluation and Lessons Learned from VoicE. Second IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation (EPART), Aug 2010, Lausanne, Italy. pp.162-173, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-15158-3_14⟩. ⟨hal-01054841⟩

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