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11th European Conference on eGovernment ECEG 2011

September 15th, 2010

It is of the outmost pleasure to host the 11th Annual ECEG Conference at Faculty for Administration in Ljubljana from 16-17 June 2011.

As a relatively young independent state Slovenia had the opportunity to thoroughly revise its public governance. Thus make it possible to follow the rapidly evolving field of e-government and e-governance almost on-line. The University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration played a leading role in the reforms, providing theoretical as well as practical platform.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. AleŇ° Dobnikar, E-Government and Administrative Processes Directorate, Ministry of Public Administration, Slovenia

As governments seek to remodel and restyle their services, e-Government continues to arouse interest and attention. New dynamic issues such as e-democracy, e-citizenship, e-Identity and e-voting have become core elements in the development of public sector delivery. The multi-tier nature of e-Government, relevant at local government, central government but also at the supranational level such as the European Union, makes it of importance to academics and practitioners alike. Vital questions are posed which link technological  development and a streamlining of government services to more social based values of inclusion, accessibility and power relationship ratios.

e-Government encompasses more than just technology it challenges the way in which public sector service providers and citizens interact. Democratic renewal, the transformation of service delivery, community leadership and citizenship integration are all key elements of this fascinating subject. e-Governemnt is tightly related to legal, economical and organisational fields and as such holds a strong interdisciplinary status.

The conference committee welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

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