01/01/2007 - 30/11/2009

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WEB.DEP aimed to support the renewal of democracy in the Balkans, as the countries came out of a difficult period and began the process of joining the EU.

To support a culture of transparency and participation, WEB.DEP created online portals to enable sharing of news and public information. These portals also contained community forums, integrated with the news system and designed to support e-participation. The portals were hosted and managed by the Balkan (previously national) news agencies – Albanian Telegraphic Agency (ATA), Macedonian Information Agency (MIA) and National News Agency of the Republic of Serbia (Tanjug). There was also a central forum, in English, to facilitate regional interaction.

More about ITC's work in the WEB.DEP project.
WEB-DEP is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by EU. Carried out in collaboration with Albanian Telegraphic Agency, Macedonian Information Agency, Tanjug News Agency, Journalists Union Of Macedonia And Thrace Daily Newspapers and others. For further information please refer to .
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  • E-Participation Practices Annex
    Smith, E. and Macintosh, A. (2007); 'Annex to Existing E-Participation Practices with Relevance to WEB.DEP'; Internal report prepared for the WEB.DEP Consortium.
  • E-Participation Practices Report
    Smith, E. and Macintosh, A. (2007); 'Existing E-Participation Practices with Relevance to WEB.DEP'; Internal report prepared for the WEB.DEP Consortium.
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Project Team

Kathy Buckner
(not currently an institute member)
Ella Taylor-Smith
Senior Research Fellow
+44 131 455 2392
Professor Ann Macintosh
(not currently an institute member)

Associated Publications

Taylor-Smith, E., Buckner, K. (2009). Designing e-Participation with Balkan journalists. JeDEM: eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 1, (1), .

Taylor-Smith, E., Buckner, K. (2008). Designing e-Participation with Balkan Journalists v1. In: Parycek, P., Prosser, A. (Eds.) EDem08 E-Democracy Conference, 29th – 30th September 2008, Danube University Krems, Austria, , () ( ed.). (pp. 135 - 144). Vienna: . Austrian Computer Society.