My e-Participation Story - Page 13

In the framework of the project, I have organized an event “eParticipation day in Ventspils Library”. During the event the residents of Ventspils city learnt about the possibilities to use Information and Communication Technologies that can engage the whole community in major decision-making. Together with children and adults we created a video “What kind of President would I like to see in Latvia?” (www.youtube.com/ watch?v=70Sxa49DlNA) because at the time of the competition Latvian presidential elections were held. Also I have organized informative sessions about e-participation tools popular in Latvia and European Union: manabalss.lv (national tool), mansprezidents.lv (national tool), solvit.eu and Your voice. We had discussions and consultations about these tools. The most interesting discussion turned out to be one on an initiative “Don’t switch the clock from winter to summer time”. To show participants and others that they can be empowered by technologies, we have made together informative materials like brochures and presentations, that were displayed on Ventspils publicly accessible informative screens. � 13