Welcome to the eMPOWER website
eMPOWER is an eParticipation Trial Project co-funded by the European Commission under the EU eParticipation Preparatory Action. eMPOWER is aiming to motivate and strengthen the involvement of NGOs and citizens in the decision-making process on environmental issues at a National and European level by providing method and tools for supporting citizens’ participation and collection of signatures to promote relevant public initiatives and demands of civil society.
The project will use state-of-the-art eParticipation ICT tools to support ePetitioning so as to enable transparent, interactive and democratic communication processes, the results of which will be joint proposals, initiatives and viewpoints of NGOs and citizens regarding environmental issues such as global climate change, national parks and forests, oceans and biodiversity, green taxation, oil drilling, air pollution, water pollution and management, and more.
The project started on the 1st of January 2009 and will run for 2 years.