Connecting Environmental Action to E-participation Design for Young People

Authors

  • Stefano De Paoli Abertay University
  • Paula Forbes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v12i2.601

Keywords:

-Participation, environmental action, trust, experience, young people, future

Abstract

The paper offers a conceptual analysis and a case study research on the design of e-participation in environmental policy-making for young people. This is achieved by connecting the concept of environmental action with e-participation design. Through a literature review, four core dimensions of environmental action for young people are identified: ownership, participation, stakes in the future and experience. Through a case study of research conducted for an applied project aimed at designing and piloting a novel e-participation solution, the paper shows how young people, implicitly see the connections between these four dimensions of environmental action and the e-participation process. The dimensions of environmental action have, then been used as the basis for co-creation activities and for a subsequent evaluation of e-participation. The results support the position that environmental action can underpin the design and can increase e-participation capacity in environmental policy-making for young people.

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Published

2020-12-18

How to Cite

De Paoli, S., & Forbes, P. (2020). Connecting Environmental Action to E-participation Design for Young People. JeDEM - EJournal of EDemocracy and Open Government, 12(2), 158-191. https://doi.org/10.29379/jedem.v12i2.601

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Research Papers