Government 2.0 – What it’s all about

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For citizens who speak and governments who listen

First Government 2.0 Conference, organized by Foundation for New Communications Dokukino and South East Europe Public Sector Communication Association and generously supported by Embassy of the United States in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will take place in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on March 28 and 29. The Conference is envisioned as a pragmatic method of facilitating and strengthening the dialogue between governments, government communicators, civil society, activists and media across the region, with the purpose of recognizing the mutual benefit of a direct, two-way communication process between governments and their citizens. The main goal of the Conference is to advance the discussion on how governments should leverage their communication strategies and practices. Over two days, numerous speakers, including a varied group of distinguished regional government officials, public relations experts and activists, will share their inputs and discuss the role of digital and new media in the government-public relationship, along with what both citizens and governments can do to enhance two-way communication that leads to cooperation and joint betterment.

Another pertinent purpose of Government 2.0 is to enable civil society to showcase the best regional practices in bridging the gap between citizens and their elected representatives.


 

Foundation Dokukino combines digital media platforms, multimedia, and custom-made tactics to lead and serve as a catalyst for social change and community advancement in the Western Balkans. Continually choosing projects which focus on strengthening democracy, human rights and the rule of law, Dokukino provides expert communication, advertising, technology and multimedia solutions, coupled with carefully crafted ideas for maximum social good impact from two offices in Belgrade and Sarajevo.

SEECOM is an international non-for-profit professional association which seeks to bring together the most prominent and experienced public sector communicators in Southeastern Europe. In its core, SEECOM is committed to connecting and developing the society through various methods of engagement and action. Among SEECOM’s missions are professional advancement and networking, partnerships with non-governmental actors, first and foremost media and civil society organizations, promotion of citizen engagement and good governance through transparency, dialogue and free and easy access to information in public sector, advocating for higher professional standards, values and ethics of public sector communication, as well as use of innovation and new technologies.