egovernment

E-government (short for electronic government) is the use of electronic communications devices, computers and the Internet to provide public services to citizens and other persons in a country or region.

 

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Paris has a digital participation platform called Budget Participatif. Access to the platform is simple. But is this user-friendliness desirable?

 

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In the Digital Democracy Lab, the possibilities for strengthening democracy are investigated by applying new digital participation tools to Dutch municipalities.

 

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Ivonne Jansen-Dings is one of the speakers at the event 'From ctrl-alt-del to alt-gov' in Ghent on June 11th.

 

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What technologies, regulations and knowledge do we need to move from vision to action? How can society leverage from the digital transformation and maximise the benefits? These topics will be addressed during this two day event, where changemakers are invited to discuss, share and create the Open Government of the Future.

 

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An evening at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam about sharing platforms and their influence on the city.

 

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Four Dutch political parties have reached a new government coalition agreement.

 

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In this workshop, organised by Waag, Dutch citizens can participate to give their input for the new EU eCitizen Charter.

 

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A meeting to talk about the Your Priorities tool to enhance citizens participation in The Netherlands. Dutch spoken.

 

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Clarity is a project funded by the European Commission in which a consortium, with (among others) Waag, formulates the starting points for future Open eGovernement services.

 

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The project ‘E-participation tools in The Netherlands’ aimed to enhance the participation of citizens in The Netherlands.

 

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On June 1st, the official presentation of Transparant Nederland will take place at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, during TransparancyCamp Europe.

 

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On May 13th, Transparant Netherlands, a data platform developed at Waag in the past months, was launched. It reveals the links between politicians, the government, organisations and the business world.

 

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On May 13th, at the Fabcity Campus in the Democracy Dome, the launch of Transparant Nederland will take place, together with the official opening of the 'Mirror Room' by We are Data.

 

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Research into openness and transparency in digital government services to increase trust and become more effective.

 

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In Gdansk, ‘the city of freedom’, is not just a hollow catchphrase. More than 35 years ago this city was the birthplace of the shipyard trade union that grew out to be an important Soviet dissident: the Solidarity Movement led by Lech Walęsa. Supported by the CIA, Walęsa became the first post-Soviet president in a free Poland.

 

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Transparent Netherlands wanted to contribute to our democracy by making it more defensible and improving the information position of citizens.

 

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23-03-2015

Code for NL

After the example of Code for America, Waag recently introduced Code for NL. Code for NL arranges fellowships for technically savvy people within governments and related organisations in The Netherlands, to work on practical solutions for societal problems.

 

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"The Quantified Government" - new steps with open data. This evening about open data, transparancy and the government will be Dutch spoken.

 

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From 15-21 September 2013 the Amsterdam Urban Innovation Week 2013 will be held, initiated by Pakhuis de Zwijger in collaboration with PICNIC, Waag, the Amsterdam City Council and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

 

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During the debate ‘Under the hood of the Internet' opinion leaders and thinkers will discuss the themes Infrastructures of Power, Politicians and Citizens with you.

 

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The Dutch contitution needs an update. It is clearly outdated on a number of items (anyone still using the telegraph?).

 

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On 11 April 2012, the Dutch conference ‘Een parlement met 17,6 miljoen zetels – De burger aan de macht in 2020’ took place about technological developments and how the internet and social media are changing the playing field between institutions and citizens. Read the blogpost in Dutch.