CiviQ are delighted to have participated in a panel discussion of ‘Towards a new sociotechnical system of citizen engagement’ at the ICEGOV conference, Friday 6th April in the National University of Ireland, Galway. The ICEGOV conference series is co-ordinated by the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance. The conference focused on the use of technology to transform the working of government and its relationship with citizens, businesses and other non-state actors to improve public governance and contribute to public policy and development.
The a diverse panel of Irish public policy advisers, platform providers, local government digital strategists and civil society representatives to discuss citizen engagement with practitioners and academics from other countries. The discussion centers around a new theory of sense of community rules of engagement and the creation of a new socio-technical system of citizen engagement, using examples from the successful Care Opinion platform. Looking forward to an interesting and informative discussion.