Using Etools to promote public participation in lawmaking

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Using E-tools to promote public participation in law-making: Estonian experience Kaidi Tingas, REC 10

Using E-tools to promote public participation in law-making: Estonian experience Kaidi Tingas, REC 10 December 2003

Today I Make Decisions-portrait • E-governmental initiative (launched 2001) to • initiate citizens to

Today I Make Decisions-portrait • E-governmental initiative (launched 2001) to • initiate citizens to take more active role of the law drafting Two approaches: • ministries upload all their draft bills and amendments there, allowing people to review, comment on and make proposals on the legislative process • Citizens can submit their own ideas about the drafts or comment the proposals submitted by others as well as propose amendments to existing legislation www. rec. org

How it works? • Citizen submit the idea • During 14 days the idea

How it works? • Citizen submit the idea • During 14 days the idea is available for making comments • • by other users After the commenting period the idea goes back to the person who submitted it for future amendments When the idea is amended registered users can give their votes to the idea Ideas that gain support from other users are to submitted by a prime minister’s resolution to the relevant ministry The public has continuous access and can monitor what happens to the idea www. rec. org

How it looks like? www. rec. org

How it looks like? www. rec. org

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Proposals for amendments • Extend transparency - combine the portal with the EJustice system

Proposals for amendments • Extend transparency - combine the portal with the EJustice system (people have a opportunity to monitor entire process) • Increase quality - Instead of present possibility to submit ideas anonymously the identification (sign-in using the IDcard or via Internet bank) is needed • Make it more user friendly - Possibility to get additional information about the subjects (where is the draft, who is working on it, etc) by e-mail • www. rec. org

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