WEBINAR ON E-PETITIONS: GIVING VOICE TO CITIZENS
Jennifer Shkabatur, World Bank
Peter Herlihy, UK Government Digital Service
Ruth Fox, Hansard Society
E-petition platforms enable citizens to easily create and sign petitions that call for governments to take action on a range of issues. Typically, the implementing government commits to respond to a petition that reaches a certain amount of signatures. This seemingly simple and intuitive mechanism can serve as a powerful tool that enables citizens to voice their demands and concerns, and engage government on issues that matter to them. However, in order to fulfill their ambitious promise, e-petition platforms necessitate a nuanced design and implementation.
This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of how governments and civil society may reap the benefits of e-petitions. It will explore the design of e-petitions across various countries and contexts, highlighting in particular the experience of the United Kingdom; discuss good practices and implementation challenges; and examine how to assess the impact of e-petition initiatives.
Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 AM Washington DC (EST) | 2:00 – 3:00 PM London (GMT)