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[Webinar] E-participation: promoting transparency and inclusion in international discussions

31 May 2013 -


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Online channels create new possibilities for participation in debates and in decision-making processes at the international level, as the Internet offers an opportunity for real-time interaction among people who are geographically dispersed. Join us for the live webinar on E-participation with Marilia Maciel on Friday, May 31, at 13:00 GMT (15:00 CET).

Platforms for e-participation in international meetings are a very useful way not only to enable the inclusion of traditional actors, such as diplomats who may not be able to attend a particular meeting, but it also enables the involvement of other actors, such as national policymakers, members of parliaments, civil society, and business representatives, to name a few. As a result, accountability and transparency are strengthened in international agencies. i fGm3MF7

In this seminar, the following topics will be covered:

  • the concept of e-participation;
  • advantages of creating e-participation mechanisms;
  • technical and human resources;
  • the challenges to achieve meaningful inclusion of remote participants;
  • the interplay between e-participation platforms and social media;

Case study: remote participation in the Internet Governance Forum.

Join us on Friday, May 31, at 15:00 CET for the webinar held by Marilia Maciel (RP IGF).