The Virtual Agora Project was launched at Carnegie Mellon University develop and test video, audio, and text-based tools to support collaborative information sharing and structured public discussion about civic issues.

Bringing together North American senior officials and academics with members of the project team and British invitees, our aim is to explore policy and practical developments relating to the introduction of new forms of identification and identity management in e-government service relationships with the citizen in the USA, Canada and the UK.

This research workshop is being funded as part of an ESRC e-Society programme project at the OII: Personal identification and identity management in new modes of e-government.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)