Period: Jan 01, 2006 - Dec 31, 2009
Status: abgeschlossen

DEMO-net is a Network of Excellence funded under the European Commission's sixth framework programme, Information Society Technologies, Action line 2.4.9 (contract number: IST-2004-27219). The project started on 1st January 2006 and was funded for four years.

The overarching objective of DEMO-net was to strengthen scientific, technological and social research excellence in eParticipation by integrating the research capacities of individuals and organisations spread across Europe. The intention was to advance the way research is carried out in Europe with respect to quality, efficiency, innovation and impact to overcome the currently fragmented approach to eParticipation in this important European research area. The network with this overall objective provides a major contribution to the strategic goals set by the European Council.

The four high level objectives of DEMO-net are:

  • To achieve a lasting integration of currently fragmented research in eParticipation
  • To stimulate joint research in DEMO-net's agreed research areas
  • To disseminate DEMO-net research amongst eParticipation stakeholders
  • To provide a barometer of research effectiveness for eParticipation in Europe by establishing a corpus of lessons-learnt resource to show what kind of projects have delivered what kind of results and thereby considered effective for eParticipation.


European Commission's sixth framework programme, Information Society Technologies

Project partner

County of North Jutland, Denmark (Coordinator)
University of Leeds, UK
Örebro University, Sweden

University of Koblenz-Landau (IWVI), Germany
Fraunhofer AIS, Germany
Institut für Informationsmanagment Bremen GmbH, Germany

University of Macedonia, Greece
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems at the University of Athens, Greece
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Aalborg University, Denmark
Fondation National des Sciences Politiques, France
Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
University of Bergamo, Italy
Yorkshire and Humber Assembly, UK

Agentura pro Evropske Projekty a Management (EPMA) / Vysocina Region, Czech Republic
Napier University, UK
University of Iceland, Iceland

University of Helsinki, Finland




Scherer, Sabrina; Liotas, Naoum; Wimmer, Maria A.; Tambouris, Efthimios; Tarabanis, Konstantinos (2011): Interoperability Requirements, Recommendations and Standards in E-Participation. In: Charalabidis, Yannis: Interoperability in Digital Public Services and Administration: Bridging E-Government and E-Business. IGI-Global book. S. 95-117.


Scherer, Sabrina; Wimmer, Maria A.; Schneider, Christian (2008): Investigating Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) in eDeliberation. In: Collaboration and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. S. 270-277.

Scherer, Sabrina; Schneider, Christian; Wimmer, Maria A.; Shaddock, John (2008): Studying eParticipation in Government Innovation Programmes: Lessons from a Survey. In: 21th Bled eConference eCollaboration: Overcoming Boundaries Through Multi-Channel interaction (June 15- 18, 2008). S. 483-497.


Wimmer, Maria A.; Schneider, Christian; Shaddock, John (2007): Framework and methodology to turn barriers and challenges of eParticipation into research themes and actions. In: eChallenges 2007. S. 189-196.