The 2nd Eastern PartnershipeDemocracy Conference in Lviv on 22 November will assemble eDemocracy, eParticipation and open government experts, academia, representatives of civil society and business from the EaP Partner Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) and EU Member States, as well as international institutions in order to exchange expertise and ideas on opportunities and challenges of eDemocracy in the fields of digitalisation, transparency, digital transformation, and the ethics of democracy, with a special emphasis on the EaP Partner Countries.
The deadline for registration is 25 October.
All countries are in a transition phase towards achieving a digital world, which should strengthen democratic institutions and processes as well as good governance. Countries in transition are especially affected by the democratic, societal, digital, economic, and other transitions taking place at the same time. Some are looking for their own, new model of democracy, incorporating new technologies and electronic channels.
Electronic democracy is the fundamental element of a modern developed society, as it enables the community to solve with the help of modern information technologies various socio-political tasks such as transparency and accountability of elected governments, access to public information, participation in democratic processes, effective “Citizen to State” communication (in particular by young people, the diaspora, minorities and persons with special needs), effective stakeholder involvement, etc.