2 May 2012 WeGOV - FUPOL meeting scheduled
A meeting with representatives of the WeGov Consortium partners ITInn and GESIS has been scheduled. In this meeting a discussion on how the two projects might be able to collaborate is foressen. The meeting will be held in Southampton. ITInn premises on the 10th of May 2012.
The WeGov project has developed a toolset that allows full advantage to be taken of 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 make it possible to detect, track and mine opinions and discussions on policy oriented topics.
The tools allow discussions to be seeded and stimulated through injection of policy discussion points into relevant communities in a secure and managed way. They also allow the origins, bias and evolution of opinions to be tracked to provide auditable records of provenance, guard against misuse, and ensure trust and privacy for all involved.A key feature of the WeGov approach is to allow policy makers to move away from the limitations inherent in the current practice of using bespoke and dedicated platforms (e.g. specific opinion soliciting websites hosted by government) and instead make full use of the high levels of participation and rich discussions.
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