Funded with support from the European Commission, the WeGov project aims to develop a toolset that leverages a wide range of existing and well established social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, WordPress etc.) to engage citizens in two-way dialogs as part of governance and policymaking processes. The tools will make it possible to detect, track and mine opinions and discussions on policy oriented topics.
Exchanging EU information among parliaments has become increasingly important during the past decade. In order to facilitate the flow of information, national parliaments - in cooperation with the European Parliament - have created their own database and website – www.ipex.eu.
UNDP provides support to parliaments to ensure that they have the capacity, resources and necessary independence to carry out their core functions effectively.
RTI International is a research institute dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. It provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services.
3040 East Cornwallis RoadResearch Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: +1 919 541 6000
The Parliamentary Centre is a Canadian not-for-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to improving the effectiveness of representative assemblies around the world. The Centre has served parliaments and legislatures for more than three decades. Founded in 1968 to strengthen the capacity of Canada’s Parliament, the Centre is now a global leader in parliamentary development with projects that support parliaments in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
255 Albert StreetOttawa, ON K1P 6A9
Phone: +1 613 237 0143
The OSDV Foundation mission is to create publicly owned transparent, trustworthy voting technology for any U.S. elections jurisdiction. The social entrepreneurs behind this effort firmly believe that U.S. voting systems and related technology is tantamount to “critical democracy infrastructure,” and as such it must be completely transparent and publicly owned. The OSDV Foundation mission is executed under an open source mandate, meaning all work is done through a collaborative, open volunteer community to ensure complete transparency, public review, comment and participation.
Los Angeles, CA
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that responds to the worldwide quest for popular civic participation, open and competitive political systems, and representative and accountable government. The Institute’s work upholds the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It also promotes the development of institutionalized channels of communications among citizens, political institutions and elected officials, and strengthens their ability to improve the quality of life for all citizens.
National Democratic Institute
2030 M Street NWWashington, DC 20036
Phone: +1 202 728 5500
Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU- MERIT)
UNU-MERIT is a joint research and training centre of United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University, The Netherlands. UNU-MERIT provides insights into the social, political and economic factors that drive technological change and innovation. The Centre's research and training programmes address a broad range of policy questions relating to the national and international governance of science, technology and innovation, with a particular focus on the creation, diffusion and access to knowledge.
Keizer Karelplein 19Maastricht 6211 TC
Phone: +31 (0)43 388 4400
The International Teledemocracy Centre was established at Edinburgh Napier University in 1999. The centre is dedicated to researching innovative e-democracy systems that will strengthen public understanding and participation in democratic decision-making. ITC have been working on eDemocracy research and initiatives with a wide range of partners: parliaments, government departments and local authorities, NGOs, charities, youth groups, media and technical and research organisations.
Edinburgh Napier University
10 Colinton RoadEdinburgh EH10 5DT
Phone: +44 (0) 131 455 2545
UNU-IIST, located in Macao, is one of the Research and Training Centres of the United Nations University, part of the United Nations. UNU-IIST's mission is to help developing countries strengthen their education and research in computer science and their ability to produce computer software.
United Nations University
Est. do Engenheiro Trigo No. 4Macao
Macao S.A.R., China
Phone: +853 2871 2930
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5The Hague 2595 BE
Phone: +31 70 3140884
The Institute of Computing Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences was established in 1956. It was the first academic institution to specialize in comprehensive research into computer science and technology in China.
Institute of Computing Technology
6 Kexueyuan South RoadZhongguancun,Haidian District, 11
Phone: +86 10 62601166
ITAS creates and communicates knowledge on the impacts of human action and their evaluation in view of the development and use of new technologies. Its work focuses on environmental, economic, social and political-institutional issues. Alternative options for action and design are developed and assessed. In this way ITAS supports politics, science, business and the general public in future decision-making on the basis of the best available knowledge and rational assessments.
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen D-76344
Phone: +497247 82 6722
The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) is part of the Graduate School of Political Management of The George Washington University. Its mission is to promote the use of the Internet and new communication technologies in politics to enhance democratic values, encourage citizen participation and improve governance, at home and abroad; in short, to “democratize democracy.”
805 21st Street NWWashington, DC 20052
Phone: +1 202 994 1003
The aim of IPRS is to enable parliamentary reporters to co-operate via a professional organisation through which they can work to improve the services they provide to democratic parliaments, both national and federal, throughout the world. This is of increasing importance as new technology revolutionises the traditional methods of producing and publishing the verbatim reports of parliamentary proceedings
Kapellestraat 124Oostkamp BE-20
Phone: +32 476 26 59 60