eParticipate is the deployment of an eParticipation multimedia platform of a suite of "best of breed" applications , called Public-i, to enable public bodies to broaden the participation of citizens in the democratic process.
Damos hoje a conhecer alguns excertos do estudo realizado pelas Nações Unidas, “E-Government Survey 2010”.
“The capacity to convey transparency is within the reach of, if not all, most national governments around the world. Moreover, there is growing evidence that the provision of transparency – and the use of e-government tools to support it – constitutes an approach wherein the initial investments required are quickly offset by the outcomes generated, such as increased savings and enhanced public trust. Third parties can play an important role in the co-provision of services of high public value by deploying technologies in a manner that is Creative and innovative.”
“Interactive ICT (Information and communications technology) tools have proven to be an effective means for policy makers to identify the needs, demands and preferences of citizens. However, it is not sufficient to simply create of ICT-mediated channels of communication between governments and citizens. It is essential to identify users’ needs, be it for the design of new e-government services or for the allocation of resources. This implies not only creating channels to give a voice to citizens, but also creating the means to listen to the citizens and to provide them with meaningful responses.”