In The Netherlands, an increasing number of projects give experimental form to structural participation of citizens in the design and implementation of local governance and social programs at the local level. The focus on a compact government and diminishing numbers of employees in healthcare and welfare create a participatory society in which citizens become increasingly dependent on digital services. But as of yet, there is no widespread adoption and broad I(C)T infrastructural support equipping digital citizens in their participatory efforts. The participatory society requires citizens to make decisions, coordinate activities and perform tasks benefitting individual and social quality of life. This idea outlines a conceptual design approach identifying and researching a national information architecture and infrastructure supporting and equipping digital citizens in the participatory society of The Netherlands.
ISBN Number: 978-1-61208-537-1
Description of license: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2017
Nature of documentation: Conference-seminar-meeting proceeding