Title: Promoting electronic participation systems in the Balkans: the case of national press agencies

 

Author: Yannis Charalabidis, Sotirios Koussouris, George Gionis, Dimitrios Askounis

 

Addresses:
Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece.
Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece.
Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece.
Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780 Zografou, Greece

 

Journal: Int. J. of Electronic Governance, 2009 Vol.2, No.2/3, pp.272 - 276

 

Abstract: While e-participation systems are being deployed in many European member states, their operation in converging regions is still a problem. Socio-economic conditions, familiarisation with new democratic processes and low penetration of information technology still pose barriers for these e-participation applications and their successful deployment calls for joint participation and cooperation of citizens and organisational bodies in order to form a unified framework consisting of guidelines and common codes of ethics. This paper presents a case study of the establishment of an e-participation platform based on the cooperation of national news agencies in the converging regions of the Balkans.

 

Keywords: e-participation; converging regions; regional e-government; electronic government; electronic participation; Balkans; national press agencies; cooperation.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEG.2009.029134

 

 

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