On the trends of e-democracy in Ukraine and abroad Video
What is the benefit of open data for the ordinary citizens? Which e-democracy tools can we already use? Are the citizens of Ukraine ready for such changes?
In the studio of “Vinnytsia in time” the representative of Civic Network OPORA Yurii Lisovskyi and the head of project e-Dem Lab of the civic organisation “Podilia Agency of Regional Development” Oksana Hrechko explained electronic democracy, governing and how often these notions are used in Vinnytsia.
“The establishment of pilot programme for electronic service is the next step in the implementation of accessibility and openness in the sphere of land law. There are already 4 services on the website e.land.gov,ua and by the end of the year we are going to introduce at least three new ones” - pointed out the first deputy of StateGeoCadastre Liudmyla Shemelynetz
Popularity of participatory tools such as Participatory budget grows: after pilot projects in Vinnytsia, Cherkasy and Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine's largest cities - Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv - also decided to introduce a Participatory budget.
More information can be found from an interview with expert in participatory instruments, Viktor Gursky, director of startups' platform SocialBoost. Victor spoke about the amount of funds allocated to Kyiv PB, information campaign, the most expensive and the most interesting projects in Kyiv, prospects for other cities and foreign experience in PB.
Read the full interview here (on Russian)
PUBLIC REPORT OF THE HEAD OF THE STATE AGENCY FOR ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE
On February 24, 2017, a public report was conducted by Oleksandr Ryzhenko, Head of the State Agency for E-Governance.
The public report emphasized on the achievements of the State Agency for E-Governance in the field of informatization, e-government, the formation and use of national electronic information resources, the development of the information society, in the results of 2016.
Read the report
Vadym Rudenko, Head of the Public Organization "Deputy Control", wrote in his section on "Correspondent" about the advantages of e-democracy as an alternative form of government. He gave examples of Estonia, Sweden, Germany and Ukraine, and argued that with the development of e-democracy, every Ukrainian can feel positive changes.
Georgii Pocheptsov, a professor at NAPA, a Doctor of Philological Sciences and an information policy expert, told the media-publication Mediasapiens about information technologies as a new way of manipulations with voters' decisions according to the example of the recent presidential election in the USA.
In the article the author highlights the concept of "bots propaganda", "cognitive hacking" and "hypertargeting".