ECePS - ERA Chair in E-Governance and Digital Public Services
ECePS kodulehekülg.ECePS is a 5-year project funded by the EU to raise the research excellence and profile of the University of Tartu in addressing three questions:
• How to harness the benefits of digital transformation of government while minimizing the associated risks and ensuring security, privacy and equal access?
• How can obstacles that prevent governments from implementing e-governance systems be overcome?
• How can researchers and practitioners best utilize the vast amounts of data that is already being generated throughout the world (via existing public e-services)?
ECePS will do so by:
• Applying predictive analytics to existing e-governance systems to suggest improvements to evidence-based policymaking;
• Examining how e-governance data can be utilized to test the effect of specific policies on behavior in real time and not through ex-post impact evaluations;
• Identifying how real-time analysis of in-motion big data can be done while protecting citizens’ privacy and security;
• Examining the impact of e-participation in democratic systems;
(Rechtstreeks, 2021)Existing comparative studies suggest Estonia is outperforming many Western European countries in terms of electronic service delivery in the judiciary system. This article provides an explanation for this observation. One ...
“@Government There’s a pothole in my street!”: Canadian citizens’ adoption choices of social media use in citizen-government relations (2021-11)Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook offer new opportunities for co-production and interaction between citizens and government agencies. Until now, explanations of why citizens use social media to interact ...
(2021)This article aims to identify which factors are associated with Paraguayan citizens’ use of social media in citizen-government relations. We gathered data using a vignette-survey with which responses to four public service ...
(University of Tartu Press, 2021)This volume contains papers presented at E-Vote-ID 2021, the Sixth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting, held during October 5-8, 2021. Due to the extraordinary situation provoked by Covid-19 Pandemic, the ...
(Emerald Publishing Limited, 2021)Purpose In this study, the authors explain citizens’ adoption of social media in citizen–government relations in China, a country that blends an authoritarian governance regime with limited tolerance of and responsiveness ...
“If it makes you happy … it can’t be that bad”: An explanatory study of students’ well-being during international exchange (International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021)This study reports on adolescents’ experiences as exchange students in an international exchange program. Based on a literature review and multivariate analysis of original on-line survey data collected from 408 students ...
From the Parliament to a Polling Station: How to Make Electoral Laws More Comprehensible to Election Administrators (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2021)This article suggests that law modelling (using Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN) could make electoral laws more comprehensible to different stakeholders, and in particular, to election administration, especially ...
(Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2021-05)The \digital transformation" is perceived as the key enabler for increasing wealth and well-being by politics, media and the citizens alike. In the same vein, digital government steadily receives more and more attention. ...