E-Democracy – Technical possibilities of the use of electronic voting and other Internet tools in European elections
- Project team:
STOA (The Science Technology Options Assessment Panel of the European Parliament)
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- Project partners:
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) (project leader),
Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ITA),
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
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The project will deal with the potential of Internet-based applications to improve political participation and the quality of democratic decision-making at the European level. To this end, the role of new media technologies in creating a European public sphere will be investigated. A major focus of the project will be the formal opportunities for European citizens to participate at the European level by the means of Internet-based applications, including e-voting solutions. Good practice examples of e-participation activities of the member states will provide a useful basis for recommendations for European decision-makers.
The findings of the project will be discussed with experts and MEPs in two workshops.