E-democracy Projects in the Regions of Lithuania: Evaluation Aspects.404

Rimantas Petrauskas

Abstract


Purpose—the purpose of the article is to analyse and evaluate e-participation projects in Lithuanian municipalities on the peculiarities of involving different social technologies.
Design/methodology/approach is based on analysis of scientific literature, projects reports and comparative analysis of websites under new index for assessment of e-democracy projects.
Findings—the paper presents an original overview of municipalities’ e-participation projects and its peculiarities on the support of different tools and technologies.
Research limitations/implications—this research deals only with documents and opinions of municipalities and is limited to one side of the e-participation process. In order to generalize the research findings, further investigation should include empirical surveys of citizens’ opinions concerning the effectiveness of e-participation projects.
Practical implications—the results can be used to improve collaboration of citizens with public servants in e-participation projects that are important to Lithuanian institutions.
Originality/Value—evaluation of e-participation projects in the new index for assessment in Lithuanian municipalities has not yet been examined deeply enough.
Research type: research paper.

Keywords


e-democracy; e-participation; e-participation tools; e-participation technologies; e-government

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