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Bringing social and technological innovation to the work of national, regional and local elected representatives: the eRepresentative project.

  Members of elected assemblies have a number of overlapping roles. eRepresentative is a project of the European Commission’s IST programme, and has investigated the potential for ICT support for the committee-based legislative role in a secure, mobile context among members of five elected assemblies at national, regional and local levels. This paper describes the processes used for identifying user requirements and the web-based application that was developed to address them. It then describes the scenario-based evaluation process that was designed to cover not only technical functionality and usefulness/usability aspects but also the organisational factors contributing to the success or failure of such initiatives; initial findings suggest a positive response from potential users, elected representatives (and their staff) in particular. In a postscript, the potential for direct inclusion of citizens in the legislative process is considered.

  • Date:

    30 November 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Austrian Computer Society

Citation

Karamagioli, E., Koulolias, V., Smith, C. F. & Cruickshank, P. (2007). Bringing social and technological innovation to the work of national, regional and local elected representatives: the eRepresentative project. In Parycek, P. & Prosser, A. (Eds.). EDem08 E-Democracy Conference

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Keywords

eRepresentative; European Commission; user requirements; ICT; information and communication technologies;

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