The government launched Wednesday a new website dedicated to encourage citizens to participate more actively in the democratic process.

The website, initiated by Improvement of Government Services Minister Michael Eitan (Likud), aims to provide a platform for public debates, votes and referendums as well as bill proposals discussed by the government in the Knesset.

For example, one of the bill proposals uploaded onto the website for public debate is about the latest bill to establish an information database of all students in Israel.

"In light of the government's attempt to promote an open and progressive government, we have launched the first website dedicated to public participation on the various issues the government is dealing with," Eitan said in a statement published on the site.

"The technology provides tools for a dialogue between the public and the government, not just once every four years with a ballot, but through continuous communication about the various problems the government is dealing with," he added.