This study was commissioned and supervised by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the AFCO Committee. European countries have started exploring e-participation as a way to regain citizens’ trust and revitalise European democracy by developing a more responsive, transparent and participatory decision-making process. The main objectives of the study are to identify best practices in EU Member States, describe e-participation tools and initiatives at the EU level, and explain the benefits and challenges of e-participation.
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This research paper was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs and commissioned, supervised and published by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs.
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The author of this paper is Elisa Lironi, European Citizen Action Service (ECAS).