Following on from the UK’s Digital Britain White Paper is the National Plan for Digital Participation announced today. At 61 pages or 121 paragraphs it’s not a quick read but is fairly condensed and over half of it is annexes.
Without delaying for analysis I did a quick search to see if “participation” meant anything to do with “democracy”, having seen a lot of the e-government agenda emphasising the golden age of citizen involvement through the Internet. Fortunately this report does not try and pull that one out of the hat and instead is largely around getting the digitally-disposessed online, with which I can’t argue.
I now look forward to the slightly oddly named Race Online 2012 challenge, which no doubt every local authority will be taking some part in?