While eGovernment is a well-established field in research and practice, eParticipation trails behind with only a low number of programmes and strategies at the moment. With the lessons learnt from a survey for studying eParticipation in Government Innovation Programmes and Strategies, the contribution at hand analyses the degree of integration of eParticipation in ICT and eGovernment research and implementation programmes and strategies. It sets out the types of approach necessary to accelerate progress. Together with insights from two projects that analysed eGovernment innovation strategies, the synthesis and comparison of the survey data led to recommendations for activities and measures for innovation programme managers to include eParticipation in future programmes and strategies. The work was performed in the context of DEMO_net1, the Network of Excellence on eParticipation.