Norway, Oslo

Innovative e-governance in local democracy

when 1 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee NOK 1000

Electronic governance (e-governance), generally understood as the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in various spheres of political life, plays a significant role in democratic societies. Researchers in computer and social sciences have examined e-governance as a tool for strengthening local democracy and realizing direct participation of citizens in political life.

The main topic of this course will focus on the role of ICT in enhancing the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of public services in contemporary democracies. Communication between citizens and government has historically been challenged by inefficiencies and limited opportunities for dialog.

The course will also provide a platform for further research, co-creation and co-production on the following topics:

- empirical analysis of ICT in political systems,
- comparative local e-governance in different types of democracies,
- local ICT policy reforms and their implementation,
- ethical reflections on security, privacy, and surveillance of e-governance solutions cooperation in intercultural and interdisciplinary communication and networking

This 10 ECTS course will consist of 4 weeks in class at OsloMet, plus 8 weeks independent study.

Why OsloMet?
The OsloMet International Summer School offers courses to students from any discipline with an interest to learn more about technology and about how to incorporate it into their respective disciplines and professions. In addition to intensive classes, you will get the opportunity to learn in an international, innovative and collaborative environment while making friends and growing your international professional network. The program will consist of active group work, excursions and an innovation camp to strengthen the learning as well as the social outcome of your summer!

For more information and the chance to sign up, please follow the link to our home page.

Target group

Students from any field, age and country are welcome to apply! The Summer School is hosted by the Department of Computer Science under the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at Oslo Metropolitan University. Please check the home page for information regarding prerequisites for this course.

Fee info

NOK 1000: All participants at OsloMet International Summer School must pay a summer school fee of 1000 NOK.

This covers participation, arrival service, welcome pack, social program, and excursions.