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Central and Eastern European e|Dem and e|Gov Days 2017 - 4-5 May 2017 Budapest, Hungary

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Digital Divide in the Danube Region: Is it still significant in explaining ICT adoptions in eDemocracy and eGovernment?

The conference aims to explore to what extent the Danube Region is digitally divided, what the driving forces of these divisions are and what factors determine them. Understanding the Digital Divide is pivotal to promote cohesion in the Danube Region and to design effective policies to enhance regional integration.

The conference addresses public sector practitioners and policy makers, industry professionals and academia alike. The disciplines covered are primarily information sciences, law and administrative science, political science, sociology and economics.


The conference will particularly focus on, but not limit itself to, the following topics:

  • Identity management for individuals,
  • Privacy and data protection (including Cyber Security),
  • eDemocracy on all levels (e.g., new forms of citizen participation, internet in political campaigns, eVoting),
  • The role of the internet in revolutions and in transition processes,
  • Transparency and anti-corruption
  • eTools to help establish a European public space,
  • Open data,
  • Legal aspects of eGovernment and eDemocracy,
  • Economic and social impact of eGovernment and eDemocracy,
  • Enabling the Digital Single Market.




Ludovika Campus (Main Building) of the National University of Public Service and the premises of the Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary


Ludovika Campus (Main Building) of NUPS
Ludovika tér 2.
1083, Budapest 


Andrássy Universität Budapest
Pollack Mihály tér 3.
1088, Budapest |


Expected participants

Public sector practitioners and policy makers, industry professionals and academia


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Start date
04 May 2017 - 9:00am (Europe/Luxembourg time)
End date
05 May 2017 - 5:00pm (Europe/Luxembourg time)
Budapest, Hungary

Austrian Computer Society (OCG)

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