Michael Fanta – Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Pasteurova 1, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Radek Soběhart – Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Pasteurova 1, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.2021.139

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Worldwide usage of mobile Internet significantly increases, which underlines the importance
of mobile applications as a tool for involving residents in local public affairs and decision-making processes.
However, the Czech level of e-participation is below the EU average in the long term. Using an
exploratory case study, tis article aims to identify all available e-participatory and communication mobile
applications designed for the city of Prague and its inhabitants offered on Google Play Store and
Apple App Store. Moreover, using the content analysis method, features of identified mobile applications
are explored and described. The majority of identified applications serve as one-way communication
channels, and one application has a function that allows it to collect opinions of residents through
voting polls. It is essential to significantly increase the user base of these applications and thus to
ensure efficient development of e-participation in Prague and also in the Czech Republic in the future.


E-participation, Communication, Citizen, Municipality.


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