Wiki-based E-Participation

June 1, 2010

Following an inquiry this morning, I noticed that we already have a number of wiki engines (or wiki-ish tools) listed on ParticipateDB: MediaWiki MixedInk PMWiki TWiki Wetpaint WikiAssetMap Wikilegis Wikispaces Not bad at all!

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ParticipateDB Referenced in UK White Paper on Engagement ROI

May 30, 2010

Anthony Zacharzewski, founding member of The Democratic Society, has authored a white paper that examines how “democratic engagement can support local government in finding financial savings”: Democracy pays: How democratic engagement can cut the cost of government (PDF, 80 KB) Abstract Local authorities faced with difficult budget rounds should create deeper and more meaningful democratic conversations […]

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Online Consultation in Africa

May 21, 2010

Earlier this week, we added our first project from Africa: The #AfricanAgenda2010 e-Consultation From the FAQ: Why this consultation? 2010 marks an important year for Africa. Most key commitments for the continent’s development expire in 2010, including the Gleneagles commitments to double aid by 2010, the EU-Africa partnership which includes commitments to increase aid to […]

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ParticipateDB mentioned in E-Government Bulletin

May 11, 2010

Last week, ParticipateDB received a brief mention in Headstar’s E-Government Bulletin (highly recommended if you want to follow e-democracy and e-government news from around Europe, sign up here): National Participation: Users of ParticipateDB, a collaborative international online catalogue of e-participation tools, projects and case studies, can now browse the site by country for the first […]

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ParticipateDB: Covering 23 Countries and Counting

April 6, 2010

Over the weekend, we released a new feature that allows our currently 30+ contributors to add country information to each of their entries. We just completed updating the entire list of 366 entries (tools, projects and references). You can see the result here: So far, it looks like the United States, the United Kingdom, […]

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Weekly Digest

March 19, 2010

It’s been a super productive week here at ParticipateDB. Check out these recent additions: From the UK: MP’s Expenses – A Consultation (IPSA) — Consultation by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) on a new system to manage MP’s expenses. Food 2030 — The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) sought public feedback on a […]

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Yay, We Have a Blog!

March 12, 2010

177 days into this project, we’re launching our blog — finally! The blog will serve as our main channel for keeping everyone posted on new additions and important updates to ParticipateDB. Feel free to say hello in the comments.

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The ReDistricting Game

February 22, 2010

We keep finding more cool stuff! For example, here’s our tool #122: The ReDistricting Game From the about page: The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is […]

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ParticipateDB on Facebook

January 22, 2010

We recently launched our page on Facebook. Welcome to the 50 faithful who’ve already become fans!

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December 24, 2009

We’re only 100 days into this project and have already collected 100 tools and 100 projects. Not bad at all! Happy Holidays, everyone! 😉

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