Perestroika of the Romanian public institutions

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Sometimes there is no need to reinvent the wheel. This is also the case with the Romanian public institutions that are failing us. As I am reading ways to reinvent government, David Osborne and Ted Gaebler are describing how to …

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Georgia State (United States) more committed to ethics in government than Romania

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Georgia’s state and local governments are more committed to protecting their citizens from possible unethical behavior of their public officials than the Romanian authorities. At the state level, Georgia has an Ethics Commission and ethics legislation in place. “It is …

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Working in ethics reform

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Part of my line of work at Common Cause Georgia, United States is to assist in the development of a local government ethics board. Ethics seems to be something that everybody talks about and knows about, but one can feel …

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The birth of a great program!

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Community Solutions Program 2011 The Community Solutions Program (CSP) kicked-off with an orientation meeting in Washington, DC, United States. Inspired by President Barack Obama’s experience as a community activist in Chicago, the program aims for global community leaders to improve …

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Recommendations to promote access to e-participation

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The recommendations below are aimed at making e-participation more important in generating change in the community. They are the result of the working group on “promoting access to e-participation” organized within the Expert Seminar New Ways of Participation in Multicultural …

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Seminar on e-Participation unfolding in Budapest, Hungary

During June 14-18 I am attending the Expert Meeting on New Ways of Participation in Multicultural Youth Work Based on Information and Communication Technologies. The seminar is organized by the Council of Europe at its Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. …

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Test the citizen engagement platform at www.public-policies.eu: STEP 3

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Once a problem’s page is generated, any person interested in the problem in question can offer a solution, filling in the “solution form” at the bottom of the page. The scoop is for the problem to receive as many solutions …

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Test the citizen engagement platform at www.public-policies.eu: STEP 2

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Once the “Problem identification form” is submitted and an administrator aproves it, a script generates the “Problem’s page” as seen in the picture below.  At the top, there is the name of the category of the problem, the title of the problem and …

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