Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 05/30/2013
The advent of online social networks and their influence on Internet users has recently generated an interest in governments worldwide, as to their capabilities for enhancing social capital, triggering debate and deliberation, as well as keeping governance transparent and open. European Institutions have embraced these networks to disseminate a wide array of political information regarding Common Market policies and to stimulate awareness on the activities of the institutions. It therefore appears that the European Institutions are starting to connect with horizontal networks. Based on this development the paper discusses the result of a related survey that seeks to elucidate the use of online social networks by European Institutions in the context of eParticipation.