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La ONU premia al Gobierno Vasco por sus políticas de participación ciudadana

12 May 2015

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The portal IREKIA receives the prize of nations United to public service en la categoría de Fomento de la participación ciudadana en las decisiones políticas a través de mecanismos innovadores.

El Gobierno Vasco ha recibido el primer Premio de las Naciones Unidas al Servicio Público en dos de sus categorías. En concreto, la ONU ha querido reconocer al Instituto Vasco de la Mujer-EMAKUNDE en la modalidad de Promoción de la perspectiva de género, por haber demostrado la excelencia en la implementación de la Ley Vasca para la Igualdad de Mujeres y Hombres, y al portal IREKIA, en la categoría de Fomento de la participación ciudadana en las decisiones políticas a través de mecanismos innovadores.

The granting of these awards, regarded as the most prestigious international recognition for excellence in the public sector, has been announced this morning by the director of Emakunde Landaida Izaskun and the director of Open Government Luis Petrikorena, who have shown the satisfaction of the Basque Government for the recognition that supposed to equality policies and citizen participation in Mountain Bike developed.

The awards will be presented in Medellín (Colombia) the next 23 June, day appointed by the General assembly as the day of public service of nations together to "hold the value and the virtue of public service to the community".

Recognition of citizen participation through IREKIA

In transparency and citizen participation, ONU has wanted to recognize the policies of the Basque Executive carried out through the initiative Open Government of Mountain Bike (developed by the IREKIA portal (Opens in new window) ), which has been considered as one of the pioneers in this field at European level. The candidature was presented by the Association and Mountain Bike Internet has exceeded 3 rounds of evaluation that have measured, above all, the alignment of the objectives of this initiative with international principles promulgated by bodies such as the Open Government Partnership ( OGP (Opens in new window) ).

IREKIA is a tool placed at the disposal of Basque society, with the aim of bringing about greater transparency in the management of government and allow the direct participation of citizenship in decision-making processes of Basque public policies. The portal was born as a collaborative space to promote political debate; listen and test the view of the public and show what this says in any forum of the network; and provide information on government action.

Last year received 603.291 web with 376.398 unique users and served 1.8 million pages. Also, through this portal reported events they covered 4,355 public officials, there were 77 proposals of government and received 288 proposals citizens.

In social networks IREKIA generated 37.5 million impressions between twitter, facebook and Youtube and interactions between 25,500 twitter and facebook. The first four topaketas made to members of the Basque Government generated 2,436 shares of citizenship and 549 questions, and the uploaded videos 12,800 accounted for more than 163,000 visualizations.

Irekia is a solution opensource available to other public administrations. More information on the IREKIA solution in the CTT.

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