Who we are
RESHAPING PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY
Gov2u was founded in 2005 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization by a group of visionary professionals from the fields of Legislative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and community activism.
We believe that ICT collaborative tools have the power to re-define the concept of governance. Here's why: the internet offers virtual spaces where citizens, in absolute equality, can reclaim an active role in the political process. In essence, these virtual rooms today have the same function as the public squares in ancient times, where citizens gathered to exchange ideas and jointly agree to common solutions. So ironically, it is only through sophisticated information and communication technology that we will successfully revive the fundamental principles of democracy and citizenship, and confront the global issues of our time.
Our mission consists of re-creating these virtual channels and promoting e-Democracy as an optimal medium for more inclusive and participatory forms of government. Our online platforms are designed to increase access to policy-making procedures, improve service delivery mechanisms and modernize administrative and management processes.
We actively develop online collaborative platforms equipped with advanced eParticipation tools, designed to offer citizens a greater stake in political discourse, and to openly work together to find sustainable solutions. By giving citizens more means to voice their ideas and suggestions, we also assist elected officials in carrying out their representative functions more effectively, and we make legislative bodies and public institutions more efficient, transparent and accountable.