I was recently invited in Prague by Irina Zalisova to speak at the Eastern European EGovernment days.
A good conference with very high level speakers from the New Member States of the EU.
My presentation was largely about a study we did on eGov in the New Member States.
I noticed that eGov policies are becoming more “home-grown”, rather than simple copycat of international policies such as eEurope focussing on putting services online.
Examples of this home-grown development are two projects launched by the Bulgarian and Hungarian governments to fight corruption. They solicitate anonymouys denounces (posted on the web) from citizens about corrupted behaviour of public officials, especially in relation with structural funds.
Of course not everybody might agree on such initiatives, but it is interesting to see how governments in these countries are trying to develop new ways, sometimes risky, to address real government problems. And they start to stimulate citizen involvement for this goal.

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