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E-Democracy encourages the active participation of citizens by giving them substantial access to information. For this reason, the GeoCivit@s project proposes to computer users, even those less experienced (the majority), a type of perfectly usable information that is simple, timely, reliable, easily interpretable and understandable. The aims and objectives pursued by the project can be summarised as bridging the digital divide that separates the Local Public Administration (PAL) from the population through measures promoting telematic access to electronic services and providing clear, relevant and timely information about the activity of the institutions. The project aims to normalise, clean, certify and integrate all the available databases with safe contents and to encourage access for various types of user as well as to facilitate synergistic actions between different departments of the local public administration.

The completion of the Project Geocivit@s allowed the various new needs dictated by the advancing European Standardisation Process to be met. It aimed to ensure the consistency of the public management and decision-making systems and to facilitate on-line participation and involvement of citizens at various levels (information, consultation, active participation) by using modern ICT tools and web 2.0 technologies. The project had focused on the following objectives:

  • Implementation of fibre optic cabling in the municipal government to
make the information system of any office immediately available;
  • Installation of an IP platform for the spread of broadband services´through wireless systems to 2.4 GHz, to give citizens, in the experimental stage, free internet access;
  • Acquisition, standardisation, remediation, validation and integration of major databases through municipal systems SIT / GIS;
  • Development of participation and interaction instruments between municipality and citizens through the web and through specially organised desks, where citizens can acquire the necessary information to form their administrative solution to the various ongoing political processes. These include participation in local taxation, participation in urban transformation by making comments about the PRG (Urban Development Plan), participation in the drafting of traffic plans, commercial plans and any other political and administrative planning instrument, drawing from GIS all the support information

they need, both personal and general.

The results achieved through the implementation of the Project Geocivit@s are demonstrated by a greater integration of information and effectiveness, an improved efficiency of internal processes of the Municipal Administration and also a greater citizen participation in decision-making for the formation of administrative acts.

Award info
Award category: citizen involvement
Award type: submission
Award year: 2009
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity:
Keywords: e-Democracy, urban planning, technical framework, citizen information
Short English description: For this reason, the GeoCivit@s project proposes to computer users, even those less experienced (the majority), a type of perfectly usable information that is simple, timely, reliable, easily interpretable and understandable
Further information
Organisation: Comune di Novara
Other applicants:
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Level of government: local level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved:
Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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