18 month eParticipation Action project that will pilot trial a new service to encourage easy communication and information exchange for effective public participation in the legislation implementation phase of European initiated legislation at the local administration level
They’re now integrating petitions and other participation tools – I’m hoping there will be plenty of RSS feeds to enable tracking of developments by interested third parties, an increasingly important area I’ve blogged about before.
On a kind of related note James Robertson, an Australian-based CMS consultant and regular contributor to the OpenCMS mailing list, has written up a couple of useful guides to the processes involved in finding the right CMS, and the right people to help you get the a working system:
scenarios are a very effective way of documenting key CMS requirements, and they complement the formal lists of functional requirements typically found in tender documents.
This briefing explores the way most CMS vendors have evolved, what this means for the way they work, and what you should be looking for when purchasing a solution. Just because they have developed a system, doesn’t mean they’ll be able to provide good customer service
Finally, this looks like one to watch for new ideas in the area of privacy and security:
This blog is focused on a sandpit run under the Network Security Innovation Platform.