The website Debate Europe, a simple php web forum of the EU Communications directorate for the deliberation of citizens over European level policies has been “archived”.
Debate Europe was closed on 28/02/2010
Postby moderator-en » 22 Feb 2010, 12:54
Thank you for visiting Debate Europe. The discussion forum was closed on 28/02/2010. We are currently exploring new ways and means for debate and dialogue. In the meantime, if you want to get in touch and have your say please see:
– Your voice in Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/index_en.htm
– Petitions to the European Parliament: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/parliament/public/staticDisplay.do?id=49
However, the discussions on some topics went on. What were the shortcomings of Debate Europe from my perspective:
- Not linked to actual (upcoming) EU regulatory debates in any way
- Strong bias and dominance towards English language deliberations
- Very few contributions from representatives and officials and little interaction
My suggestions for the future:
- Link to upcoming web streams and event e.g. VP Biden addressing the European Parliament, announce it before the event takes place.
- Link to other existing sources such as Parliament TV
- Proposal management solution cmp. Ideatorrent.