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Rimantas Petrauskas

Abstract

Purpose—the purpose of the article is to analyse and evaluate e-participation projects in Lithuanian municipalities on the peculiarities of involving different social technologies. Design/methodology/approach is based on analysis of scientific literature, projects reports and comparative analysis of websites under new index for assessment of e-democracy projects. Findings—the paper presents an original overview of municipalities’ e-participation projects and its peculiarities on the support of different tools and technologies. Research limitations/implications—this research deals only with documents and opinions of municipalities and is limited to one side of the e-participation process. In order to generalize the research findings, further investigation should include empirical surveys of citizens’ opinions concerning the effectiveness of e-participation projects. Practical implications—the results can be used to improve collaboration of citizens with public servants in e-participation projects that are important to Lithuanian institutions. Originality/Value—evaluation of e-participation projects in the new index for assessment in Lithuanian municipalities has not yet been examined deeply enough. Research type: research paper.

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