C. Bouras1,2, E. Giannaka1,2, Th. Karounos3, A. Priftis4, V.Poulopoulos1, Th. Tsiatsos2
1Computer Technology Institute, Greece
2Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept., Univ. of Patras, Greece
3School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Network Management & Optimal Design Laboratory (NETMODE), National Technical University of Athens, Greece
4University of Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Samos, Greece
e-Government and e-Democracy constitute a central theme in information society policy at all levels: local, regional, national, European and even globally. To this direction, a variety of efforts have been made and many systems have been developed. This paper proposes a methodology for designing and implementing web-based services that can support e-Democracy practices. Furthermore, the paper presents and describes the effort made by aGreek political party to this direction, for the design and development of a unified framework for providing, supporting and managing e-Democracy services. The paper describes the actions taken and the work done according to the proposed methodology.
Keywords: e-Government, e-Democracy, Open source software