Interessensvertreter wurden zur E-Government/E-Voting-Enquete eingeladen, um zu diskutieren und über elektronische Machbarkeit und Ziele zu informieren.
Austrian Conference on „Chances for Political Participation through New Media“ on 3rd of December 2008
The Austrian Ministry of Science and Research organizes a conference on e-democracy where major Austrian and international stakeholders for participation using the Internet will discuss chances and tradeoffs thereof.
The conference will take place on the 3rd of december 2008, from 9 am to 5 pm in the Palais Harrach in Vienna.
After the opening by Minister Johannes Hahn, Pippa Norris from Harvard will present her thoughts and studies on the topic via a interactive line while residing in Boston. After that Thomas Buchsbaum will present his experience from drafting the Council of Europe recommendation on E-Democracy.
Then the first panel with reknowed speakers like Peter Filzmaier (Danube University), Fabian Breuer (EUI Florence) and Peter Parycek (Austrian Chancellery) takes place.
Afterwards, Robert Krimmer will present the E-Voting project in the Austrian Student Union which will then guide the participants to the lunch buffet.
In the afternoon three parallel sessions will discuss legal, technical and infrastructure issues around e-democracy, e-voting and participation in general.
In the technical session, Thomas Grechenig from TU Vienna will discuss with Alexander Prosser (WU Vienna), Gerald Fischer (TU Vienna) and Peter Purgathofer (TU Vienna).
In the legal session Robert Stein (Ministry of the Interior), Heinz Mayer (University of Vienna) and Melanie Volkamer (TU Darmstadt) and Heinz Zeger (ARGEdaten) will report about their views of possibilities to introduce e-democracy in Austria.
In the infrastructure session it will be Reinhard Posch (TU Graz), Volker Schörghofer (Social Security), Arthur Winter (Austrian Ministry of Finance) who will discuss the possibilities of the Austrian Citizen Card.
Finally Samir Al-Mobayyed, chairman of the student union and a representative of the Austrian University conference will reflect the possibilities of e-democracy together with Friedrich Faulhammer of the Austrian Ministry.
It will for sure be a very interesting conference and will benefit from a very lively debate!
Interested participants can register with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the full programme here.
Auch papierwahl.at wird durch Peter Purgathofer, der sich in der Session „Technische Sicherheit für E-Voting“ für Diskussionen zur Verfügung stellt, und Barbara Ondrisek vertreten sein.