An EU-funded project a trans-European Local Authority e-participation service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament's PETI Petitions Committee and the European Citizens Initiative. ITC is providing the evaluation function.
How can Local Authorities be sure that eDemocracy works? How can they be sure that they are using the right e-enabled tool for the job and that the use of these tools will result in effective input to the democratic process? And what about citizens?
Under the ODPM National Local eDemocracy Project (www.e-dem.info), the ITC is working with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and Bristol City Council to investigate how local authorities can support active participation through e-petitioning.