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Governance - 25.07.2006

The potential of new media for local democracies (conference in Brussels - 21 September 2006)
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), in cooperation with ELANET network, is organising a seminar on 'eparticipation: the potential of new media for local democracies", on 21 September 2006 in Brussels.
The seminar aims at exchanging information and innovative experience on how to use new technologies to help engaging citizens in political issues. It will highlight the most innovative developments and draw conclusions on the following set of questions: What are the benefits and the impact of applying digital technology to democratic participation practices (from a political, social and technological perspective)? What has worked so far? What are the limitations? What obstacles exist? What policies, methods and tools need to be developed? What supportive role could the EU play?
Speakers will include experts from different national member associations, representatives from the Council of Europe, the European Commission.
Who should attend?
The seminar is aimed at representatives from local and regional government; politicians as well as experts / officers who deal with eDemocracy initiatives at regional and local level. Experts from European and national institutions or organisations are also welcome.
Practical information
Due to limited room capacity, registrations are on a first-come first-served basis.
No participation fee
Languages: English + one other language, according to registrations
Location: Brussels, CEMR office, 22 rue d'Arlon
Further information concerning the content: Birgit Hardt
Further information concerning the organisation: Valérie Solle
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