Christoforos Korakas is a Project Manager at Access2Democracy and an expert on eVote/eDemocracy for the Research & Academic Computer Technology Institute of Greece. We had a chance to talk after his session and there may some areas of collaboration, especially regarding web forums.
Left photo (click to enlarge): Christoforos was one of the panelists for Friday’s Day 3 session: From e-Voting to e-Participation: Connecting Governments, Parliaments and Civil Society in Europe.
Right photo (click to enlarge): Christoforos is in the center. On the left: Lasse Berntzen, Vestfold University College, Norway (Lasse has both a research page and a blog on e-Government and e-Democracy where he posted about the Budapest symposium); and on the right, Daniel van Leberghe, Politech Institute, Belgium.
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JoÅ¾e Gricar is Professor & eCenter Director, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, at the University of Maribor in Slovenia. He’s also Chair of the Annual Bled eConference. His presentation was part of the Friday eGovernment Connections and Challenges panel here in Budapest. Click the photos to enlarge.
When he attended my blogging session, we chatted afterwards and discovered our Minnesota-Slovenia connection. I include a subsequent email from him below in which he provides background on it.
Continue reading JoÅ¾e Gricar: eGovernment Connections and Challenges
During his closing remarks, Dylan put up a slideshow of the 100+ photos I took during the socializing parts of this week’s Budapest Symposium. He chose to end with this one (click to enlarge) so likewise, I’m putting it up here.
From tonight’s reception, 3 video clips of Hungarian music and dancing and a 4th of the audience in a line dance.
I’ve added five dozen photos from tonight’s reception to the ICELE Budapest photo set.
The first afternoon session was followed by a coffee break. A wine reception followed the later session.
I took several dozen photos of the socializing and have added them to the ICELE Budapest photo set.
Left photo: Today’s plenary opened at 3 PM with remarks from Symposium Director Dylan Jeffrey, DCLG.
Left Center: Keynote speeches were next: Andrew Pinder CBE, Symposium Chair and Former UK e-Envoy; and Julian Bowrey, Head of Sustainable Communities Summit and Former Head of Local eGovernment.
Right Center: Partner speeches were made by:
Guido Bertucci, Director for Public Administration & Development Management, UNDESA
Najat Rochdi, UNDP Representative in the Arab Region
Michael Remmert, Head of Good Governance in the Information Society, Council of Europe
Hon. Deb Markowitz, President of NASS
Jonathan Ortmans, President of Public Forum Institute
Right: Reseach findings were presented by Lawrence Pratchett, Professor of Local Democracy, De Montfort University and Don Norris, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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I have audio clips of several of these presentations posted on the ICELE weblog.
The Cow Parade is in Budapest until September. Click photos to enlarge.
It’s generating some controversy here. A couple weeks ago, one of them was removed. See this story and a photo of the melting blue cow in this Budapest Sun article: CowParade turns heads in the city. This Budapest blogger wrote about it, too.