My colleague Willi shared with me a great presentation about Koln's interesting experiment in participatory budgeting and since I know many of you are interested in this topic I thought I would share it more widely. I hope you enjoy it!
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Slowly but steadily the German public sector is embracing Web 2.0. A new book has been published by the "Innovators Club" (Driver: German National Association for Cities and Towns). Its called "Web 2.0 for local government" (Web 2.0 für Kommunen und Kommunalpoliitk). It features insights in using Web 2.0 technologies and social networks in particuar as a new way for local politicians to engage better with citizens. One article (chapter 4.3) deals with Cisco's extensive use of Web 2....
Bitkom, the German national industry association for ICT, has recently published a new white paper on "Web 2.0 and Public Sector". It focuses on basic principles, advantages and 20 national and international examples of Web 2.0 usage in the Public Sector. You'll find the link here: http://www.bitkom.org/de/publikationen/38337_55117.aspx