During two days, representatives of the amalgamated communities learned what does e-democracy tools mean and how they work.
Thus, in particular, public discussion took place for residents of Barska, Dashivska and Illinetska ATCs.
During the events, the project leader of "Laboratory of Electronic Democracy", Sofia Sakalosh, told the community representatives, most of whom were local government officials, how to use the e-democracy tools not only in work, but also in everyday life.
"Currently, e-democracy is very important in decision making and public participation in making these decisions by local self-government bodies. After all, if the residents take part in decision-making, they are co-responsible for the processes, "- said Sophia Sakalosh.
According to the expert, the more authorities will consult with citizens in decision making, the better the achieved result will be.
The participants of the event held an active discussion on the implementation and use of e-democracy tools, digital inequality, and e-participation. Everybody agreed that e-democracy is a new step in promoting democratic processes.
The events took place within the framework of the project "Laboratory of e-Democracy" with the financial support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Swiss-Ukrainian Program "Electronic Governance for the Power and Community Participation" (EGAP), aimed in using the latest information and communication technologies that will help to improve quality. governance, improve the interaction between authorities and citizens and promote social innovation in Ukraine. The EGAP program is funded by the Swiss Confederation and implemented by the Eastern Europe Foundation and the InnovaBridge Foundation. More about the program at egap.in.ua