European citizens do not participate equally in the Information society: in fact, the digital gap is moving down from infrastructures to uses. Based on this observation, local authorities in Europe have developed Digital Public Spaces (DPS) promoting e-inclusion.
Transferring a digital initiative: The E-COOP experience
The component 4 of ecoop aimed to act as a field research add-on to the work carried out within Component 3 (exchange of experience) supporting the E-coop methodology. A micro-implementation organized within C4’s scope is understood as a practical testing of the E-coop concept. It implied partial or total transfer of BP identified through C3 within a voluntary territory in Poland.
Creating better possibilities for citizen participation through digital means has been the main target for Jyväskylä in the E-COOP project. To reach this goal, different kinds of solutions have been designed for the city website.