The results of the eMPOWER project and an overall assessment of the project, which focused on citizens’ active participation in common and critical environmental issues, were presented in a conference held in Athens on Feb. 10-11, with the active participation of the ANA-MPA.

The two-year eMPOWER programme, an "eParticipation trial project" co-funded by the European Commission under the EU eParticipation Preparatory Action, was launched on Jan. 1, 2009.

Its purpose was to motivate and strengthen the involvement of NGOs and citizens in the decision-making process on environmental issues at the national and European level by providing method and tools for supporting citizens’ participation and collection of signatures to promote relevant public initiatives.

Online voting will continue to take place at <> on issues concerning climate change, genetically modified organisms, water resources and waste management.