E-Participation is citizens’ participation in policies and policy-making through the help of ICT tools – e.g. signing an online petition for saving a forest or commenting on your mayor’s proposal to renovate a school. EU has created online tools that everyone can use in all official EU languages. All you need is a computer and internet connection!
But many people don’t know that these online tools exist. We want to raise awareness among European citizens that the EU is not something that happens only in Brussels, but is actually just a click away!
This is why we have celebrated May 7 as European e-Participation Day. In 11 countries project partners organized national activities such as workshops and conferences to engage citizens. For more about this and other events that were organised in 2015, please refer to the project factsheet.