Over the last three years digital democracy has been rapidly advancing in Ukraine. Citizen participation in public affairs using information computer technologies increased dramatically. To a large extent, e-democracy was introduced into the public agenda due to the establishment and popularization of electronic petitions (e-petitions). Still, there is a number of challenges remaining: the absence of e-petitions in many communities, the lack of popular awareness about e-petitions, and an inefficient processing of e-petitions by authorities. Thereby, this policy brief aims to comprehend the development of e-petitions in the country and offer solutions for its improvement.

Dmytro Khutkyy
Manager and Expert, E-Democracy Group,
Reanimation Package of Reforms, Ukraine,
Head of e-Dem Lab, Center for Innovations Development,
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Alumnus of the Fulbright Faculty Development Program
(2015, University of California-Riverside).



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