Project Title: IDEAL-EU – Integrating the Drivers of e-Participation at Regional Level in Europe

Start Date: January 2008

End Date: January 2010

Funding Instrument: e-Participation 2007/1

The project has been carried out in three main steps:

  1. By deploying and disseminating in three Regions of Europe (Toscana –Italy, Poitou Charentes – France and Catalunya–Spain) an innovative Social Networking Platform that has allowed the distribution of thematic information and the realization of electronic debates,involving Regional citizens and stakeholders, on the broad topic of climate change and energy in Europe.
  2. By organizing on 15th November 2008 an Electronic Town Meeting,in three venues simultaneously (Firenze, Poitier and Barcelona), to let Regional young people discuss and vote on the most crucial issues at stake and on the related recommendations to European policy makers, in particular to the Temporary Committee on Climate Change, chaired by MEP Guido Sacconi, whom the deliberation results were handed out three days later.
  3. By laying the foundations of a European Network of Participatory Regions, ( based on the successful track record of experiences of the three Administrations involved in the project, but open to a wider involvement of Regionalauthorities active on the good practices of (e-)Participation in Europe.