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:
make the information system of any office immediately available;
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 category:||citizen involvement|
|Sector:||Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform|
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|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|
|Organisation:||Comune di Novara|
|Level of government:||local level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
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|EU membership:||EU member|