In this report, Fels distills the experience of cities who have done this both more and less effectively into seven suggestions that cover the full cycle of adoption, from pre-planning to self-evaluation.
We hope that this report will help public managers to put social media squarely at the service of work they are already accountable for, as part of a job they already know very well — and perhaps to help them to do that job even better.
Click here to read the full report: Making the Most of Social Media: 7 Lessons from Successful Cities.
In addition to the report, a number of the interviews conducted for this publication by the Fels Institute were excerpted and folded into a podcast.
Revised and Updated by John V. Sullivan
Parliamentarian, United States House of Representatives
Presented by Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania
July 24, 2007
As each element of the Cycle of Transparency moves forward concurrently, bringing about the changes we need to create a more transparent government, we also identify new needs.
At the end of the day, the process that the Cycle of Transparency describes is about creating a government more deserving of our trust, and ultimately, a government that allows its citizens to fully participate and hold government accountable as our Founders intended.
The 'Fraud Notification System' (FNS) is a new electronic tool that enables vigilant citizens and EU civil servants to report even anonymously any corruption and fraud incidents involving EU funds.
The FNS is accessible from 1 March 2010 via the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) website of the European Commission, which it is now extending its services to include this new Internet-based fraud reporting system. It provides informants with a structured format to help and guide them through the process of reporting offences.
OLAF has always been relying to an extent on the support of citizens, businesses and EU employees in fulfilling its task of protecting the financial interests of the European Union and combating fraud, corruption and other irregularities, including official misconduct, within the EU institutions. For several years, OLAF has been receiving tip-offs from across Europe via freephone numbers and email.