December 4, 2007
Following the Road to Copenhagen, another thematic web2.0 site on EU policy has just been launched:
“SecurityCommunity.eu allows interested parties to share their views on EU security and defence issues. We hope to encourage an in-depth exchange between science, business and politics.
… We hope to encourage an in-depth exchange between science, business and politics. It is meant to give easier access to key information on EU security and to facilitate exchange and debate, in particular between “Brussels” and the EU member states.”
On first visit, you can only access opinion pieces and browse the useful links section. Everything else (from commenting to opinion pieces to reading/contributing to the glossary) – requires registration, which seems to be automated (they certainly approved my application fast, anyway).
Once in you find, once again, the usual Web2.0 suspects: the opinion pieces are basically blogs; the user debates are a forum and the glossary is wiki-like.
As for content, of course, it’s pretty early days. The first three opinion pieces are by two MEPs and a Greek Minister, with two featuring videos, while the ‘Dossiers’ and Useful Links sections appear to have been pre-populated with around 200 links or downloads. The actual user content (‘user debates’) only features posts from four people, however.
But then again, the site does sport Beta1.0 in its banner, like another site I could name …
It’s a different approach to a site like Blogactiv.eu, but similar to the Road to Copenhagen. It’ll be interesting to see in twelve months which approach(es) work, and the role the resulting Web2.0 landscape will play in the EP elections in May 2009. Any predictions?blogarchitect