I’ll partly be there to represent the ITC and to catch up with e-participation researchers and practitioners; amongst other things, we’ll be talking about how PEP-NET will be evolving over the next few years.
But, I’ll also be hosting one of the break-out corners, where I will be talking about two things relating to online petitioning-type systems in Europe:
- Getting round the challenges of hosting and managing petitions that have to be presented (and managed) in more than one language
- The specific challenges that the upcoming European Citizens Initiative presents, in the context of complexity of administrative process, but also managing a multi-lingual political system (again).
As it happens, these are two areas that the EuroPetition project is exploring.
More after the event.