Piloting the E-Petitioner System with the German Parliament

01/09/2005 - 30/09/2007

The International Teledemocracy Centre (ITC), now part of the Centre for Social Informatics, worked with the Petitions Committee of the German Bundestag to piloting the e-Petitioner in the German Parliament’s Public Petitions context. We took our existing e-Petitioner system, and redesigned it in collaboration with their Online Services Department, producing an application that could contend with the needs of a large European Parliament. We also demonstrated that e-Petitioner could be implemented in a language other than English.

During the evaluation period, e-Petitioner assisted the German Bundestag in discharging their responsibilities to upholding the right of their citizens to petition the Parliament. The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament evaluated the pilot.

The Bundestag e-Petitioner was formally launched on 1st September 2005 and ran until the end of 2008, when it was replaced by a new system.

More about the German Parliament ePetitions pilot
The EuroPetition project
Summary of our ePetitions work
Piloting the E-Petitioner System with the German Parliament is a Research - Other Sources project funded by German Parliament. Carried out in collaboration with and others. For further information please refer to http://itc.napier.ac.uk/ITC/ProjectInfo.asp?ID=7.
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Professor Ann Macintosh
(not currently an institute member)

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