Here is a list of question we receive and/or we ask ourselves:
Who do you represent?
We do not represent anyone nor do we claim that the manifesto reflects the views of all of Europe’s citizens (an almost impossible task!). Rather we believe that Web 2.0 has a lot to offer the public sector and want to make the case for this in a way that itself illustrating the power of open collaboration. We hope many people will contribute in different ways, but it is not about the sheer number of people that get involved. Rather what matters is the quality of the output and the fact that the output will be different and vastly better than anything the originators of this process could have come up with on their own.
Who funds this?
Ourselves. We give our time and use freely available tools. We believe it’s an important time to give such an input. And we’re sure we’re going to learn a lot in the process.
I have a longer concept which doesn’t fit in the idea form. What can I do?
Simply blog about it adding the tag “eups20″ so that we can capture your input. Or leave a comment on this website.
What’s in it for me?
Do it for Europe: you can help improving EU policies on e-government. It’s the right time to do it: the EU will launch over the next months the new ICT strategy and the new e-government action plan.
Do it for yourself: we are going to learn immensely by exchanging our recommendations on public services 2.0
How can you assure this work will have an impact?
Our current goal is to receive an official slot in the EU Ministerial Conference. We’ve written to the EC and waiting for an answer. But in any case, if we are many and we have good quality input, governments will have to listen.