Better governance through Direct engagement: Get the gist on using IT to consult citizenry

The Future of Direct Engagement: Implications

The scenarios developed by the JRC paired with the rapid development of ICT facilitating direct engagement and suggest a number directions/suggestions to explore for governments that want to develop direct engagement strategies to enhance citizen engagement in governance. With these guidelines and cautions in mind, e-government could pave the way for a more inclusive participation society by harnessing the power of ICT and social networking to enhance direct engagement with citizens.