Director, e-Democracy | e-Governance Academy
Kristina Reinsalu is currently the Head of the e-Democracy domain at the e-Governance Academy. She has been involved in several local and international research and practical projects related to open governance and the use of ICT in implementing its principles, focusing in particular on e-participation and tools for its implementation at the local level. She has also been researcher and lecturer on social communication at the Institute of Media and Communication at the University of Tartu.
Kristina’s latest projects include `How Good Governance Works in Practice: New e-Governance initatives in Georgia`, ‘Open governance in Estonian local governments’, ‘Implementation of the principles of open government in engaging citizens in decision-making processes in Moldova’, ‘Participatory budgeting in the City of Tartu’, ‘eCitizen II – Towards citizen-centred e-government in European cities and regions’ and the ‘Electoral Compass’ produced for Estonia’s parliamentary elections.
Kristina holds an MPR in Public Relations and a PhD in Media and Communications. She has had articles published in various international scientific journals.
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