e-Democracy

E-democracy is the support and enhancement of democracy, democratic institutions and democratic processes by means of technology. E-democracy concerns all sectors of democracy, all democratic institutions, and all levels of government. E-democracy cannot be isolated from traditional democratic processes. It is additional, complementary to, and interlinked with traditional democratic processes, so as to widen the choices available to the public for taking part in political processes. E-democracy requires access to information, dialogue, communication, deliberation and the ongoing creation of open public spaces where citizens can get together to uphold their civic interests.