Liia Hänni is physicist by education; she holds a Ph.D. degree. She worked 20 years in science doing research on astrophysics. During revolutionary events in Estonia at the beginning of the nineties of the last century, Liia became actively involved in politics as a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister responsible for property reform. She has been active on constitutional and the EU affairs. From the beginning of 2005 Liia Hänni is involved in the e-democracy program of e-Governance Academy. She promotes use of ICT for democratic governance and empowerment of citizens.