Polish E-Consultations

Legislative editor, with legislative workflow management, that enables user/clerk to write law drafts and other documents and WWW portal that enables to gather views and opinions directly linked to smallest defined editorial unit (i.e. paragraph, article), no matter the stage.

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Use case
Data source
Big data potential
Policy domains: Justice, Legal System & Public Safety
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
Open license availability
Ease of use
Tags: E-Governance Cooperative work
SWOT Analysis for
Polish E-Consultations
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• For selected legislative projects, any member of the public can comment on the draft legislation and its accompanying Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) by posting remarks on-line on paragraphs or articles, or by supporting remarks posted earlier by other users Weaknesses• Challenges to fully implement its regulatory policy requirements and to ensure that RIA and consultation comments are actually used to improve decision making. E.g. minimum periods for consultation with stakeholders are not always respected
• Enhancing the public’s trust in the usefulness of online consultation
• Lower rate of comments compared to the number of comments submitted in paper form
• Inclusion of people from different sociodemographic backgrounds: Access and use of these platforms, in particular, might be difficult for marginalized groups in society as it requires skills and aptitude that are often out of their reach
Opportunities• Increase public engagement
• Ensuring support of the public for consultation processes,
• Enhancing the public’s trust in the usefulness of online consultation
Threats• Equality of access: Not every household has access to internet due to its cost. If political participation is a right, and the Internet is required to participate, it follows that Internet access for that purpose should also be a right
• Marginalizing certain groups of the population: the cost of the equipment to access the platforms (e.g. smartphones, tablets, or computers) is a potential factor promoting exclusion.
• General distrust

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