WeGov a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - ICT for Governance and Policy Modeling, was officially launched in January 2010. It offers a cutting-edge software solution (WeGov toolbox) in a form of a web application, which includes tools and components that support policy-makers in the analysis of social networks. The WeGov toolbox enables policy-makers to use social networks to engage with citizens, understand their actual opinions, highlight those opinions that can influence policy decisions, and in this way it allows them to improve the policy-making process. The project is scheduled to finish at the end of September 2012.
The 2nd WeGov Workshop aims to demonstrate the final version of the WeGov toolbox to the scientific community of eGovernance and eGovernment and to explore potential use-cases and end-user. A panel of experts will firstly showcase the implementation of the WeGov field trials (use-cases) and secondly will give a live demonstration of the finalized toolbox. Additionally, the implications of the WeGov solution for policy-makers will be presented and finally a round table open discussion will take place among the workshop participants in order to explore on new potential end-users and how they might use the toolbox for which purposes.
The workshop is the second within the framework project that opens up project results in an iterative manner to the wider scientific community. Stakeholders can participate in the 2nd WeGov Workshop and become a part of an exciting innovative project, which explores new ways on how policy-makers and potentially other end-users can use the power of social networks to improve the policy- and/ or opinion-making process.
The programme of the workshop can be viewed here.
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AGENDA2nd WeGov Workshop
16:00 - 16:10
16:10 - 16:30
16:30 - 16:50
16:50 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:10
17:10 - 18:00
End of Workshop
University of Agder, Gimlemoen 25A, Room B2-001