Europe is currently going through a distinctive period in constituent terms. This is interpreted according to categories and perspectives modelled on the political and institutional experiences of the past: People, Sovereignty, Nation, Democratic legitimacy. It is difficult to imagine what institutional frameworks will emerge within the
European Union. However it is this very complexity that has led, compared with the past, to considering with greater interest the process of creating an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe: by a shift in emphasis from integration, perceived as a rational by-product of economic prosperity and legal harmonisation, to concerns with integration as cultural process, and ‘culture’ as a political instrument
for furthering that construction process. The initiatives and policies that enhance common roots, that create new symbols and cement communicative networks between institutions and citizens are without
doubt important for the creation of a common public sphere, capable of overcoming the differences within Europe. Less attention has been paid to policies likely to become equally or even more fundamental: changes in the public sphere tied to the introduction and diffusion of Icts. These are issues which have acquired more and more importance on the political agenda of the Ue to the extent that they have taken on a strategic importance in political terms -eEuropa. The aim of this paper is to analyze e-democracy at the European level, with reference to visions and action plans.