neu&kühn is a companion and developer of online projects with public participation. With an active interest in e-participation, we provide advice for politics, administrations and institutions in the German-speaking area, especially in Austria, where we strive to clear-up a lot of the common fears and misconceptions that are associated with the topic of citizen participation.
The purpose of the Office of Public Engagement(OPE) is to provide the American public with a more open, inclusive government. By planning special public events and online activities, the OPE enables citizens to communicate directly with the President’s Administration.
There are three divisions of the OPE that makes this possible:
The White House Office of Public Engagement was started by President Barak Obama, with the purpose of being a medium through which the American public could directly communicate with the Obama administration. The president’s goal with this project was to make the government “inclusive, transparent, accountable, and responsible” (1). Through the OPE, the American public can voice their concerns about issues concerning our nation, and they can make their voices heard within the administration.