technical interoperability, semantic interoperability, political and legal interoperability, e-Government.
Objectives and Description
This demonstrator is based on the platform developed by the FEED
eParticipation Project Consortium in order to support local and
cross-country deliberation processes.
FEED constitutes a Citizen-Driven trial project, that provides
the corresponding tools and engages a critical mass of public
involvement in the initial stages of the legislative process,
taking into consideration also any internal sub-stages that the
deliberation procedure may introduce while exploiting the on going
results from other, pilot eParticipation Legislation-oriented
projects run by members of the FEED Consortium. Specifically FEED
- Empowering the legislation proposal formation stage
- Supporting the debate at municipal level, but with a truly
- Targeting the legislative and policy issues of Energy and
- Testing in practice novel approaches for user involvement.
G.I.C. followed the project implementation and collaborated with
the project team to strengthen the interoperability considerations
in the design and development of the platform. The core
interoperability features mainly apply to the legal and semantic
aspects through enabling common understanding and reaching
consensus on legal framework, and through providing seamless
interconnection between heterogeneous data sources (including
geodata, text, multimedia and news feeds).
The FEED Platform supports local and cross-country deliberation
processes by providing the following services:
- Introduction of issues to be debated in the platform.
- Interrelation (through the corresponding annotation) of
existing content with legislative information and specific
Environmental and Energy issues that are deliberated.
- Introduction of "rich" informative material (video or audio)
that explains and/or refines aspects of the deliberation
- Retrieval of content and expression of opinions about specific
issues through comprehensive and easy to use interfaces - i.e.
visualizing the structure of a legal act and enabling users to
state opinions upon specific passages.
- Extensive use of Open-Source standards and technologies
- Seamless interconnection between heterogeneous data sources
(including geodata, text, multimedia and news feeds)
- Ease of adaptability to different pilot scenarios
- Tools & technologies
- RDF repositories and use of ontologies
- Google Maps API
- .NET modules (in certain pilots)
- RSS feeds
- Geospatial front-end
- Map-associated queries
- Discussion Forum
- e-Petition system
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