The following activities were implemented during the EUCROWD project operation:
(1) Seven conference type workshops were organized in a methodological way in Ljubljana, London, Amsterdam, Athens, Paris, Helsinki and Riga followed by a concluding project conference in Brussels. Events were organized for citizens interesting in crowdsourcing as a method of democratic participation at the EU level and were focused on the following:
- reflecting on crowdsourcing and other e-participation experiences at national level by presenting case studies / lessons learned relevant for the EU decision-making process;
- discussing technological, societal, cultural, political challenges for citizens, organizers and decision-makers when crowdsourcing for politics and policy at national and EU level;
- brainstorming a draft framework for an EU level pilot of crowdsourcing on the future of Europe;
- reflecting on the suitable policies to be crowdsourced at EU level, the relevant policy-cycle phases and democratic debate steps for piloting the EU level crowdsourcing and the appropriate e-participation tools to be used based on the national experiences;
- identifying influencers, drivers, supporters and promoters of crowdsourcing as a method of e-participation on national and European level.
Reports from the events are available at http://www.inepa.si/eucrowd/results/#Reports.
(2) Primary and secondary sources on citizens crowdsourcing were collected by project partners using desk research method. A collection of 100+ resources on crowdsourcing as an e-participation method and as a means of fostering European citizenship and improving conditions for democratic engagement at the EU level is available to public for free as a part of the on-line repository. The Knowledge centre on Crowdsourcing includes articles, case studies, evaluations, papers, presentations, and toolkits. The knowledge centre is available at http://ecas.issuelab.org/?category=Crowdsourcing.
(3) Policy recommendations for a crowdsourcing pilot at the EU level were created based on conclusions from events. The recommendations focus on the most suitable policies to be crowdsourced at EU level in relation to the future of Europe, appropriate technological platform for the crowdsourcing participation and relevant time-frame for crowdsourcing process. The document was presented and discussed with relevant EU decision-makers and interested stakeholders at the concluding conference in Brussels. The EU crowdsourcing pilot policy recommendations are available at http://www.inepa.si/eucrowd/results/#Recommendations.
(4) Networking stakeholders interested at the EU level crowdsourcing took was encouraged during the project. Many civil society and governmental organisations, experts and practitioners outside the core project consortium participated at the EUCROWD events discussions panels, cases presentations and workshops. The programmes of events are available at http://www.inepa.si/eucrowd/results/#Events.
In addition to the activities specified in the original application, the following additional activities were implemented during the project operation:
- Youth oriented activities encompassing presentations for students and young people in Slovenia available at http://www.inepa.si/eucrowd/results/#Youth;
- EUCROWD presentation as an example of a successfully submitted project proposal at the Europe for Citizens programme application workshops in Slovenia and Croatia. The list of presentations is available at http://www.inepa.si/eucrowd/results/#EfC;
- Project consortium operation continues via Skype communication and co-creating of a plan for EU-level crowdsourcing pilot. Project partners are also exploring funding possibilities for implementing the EU-level pilot.
|The project »European Citizens Crowdsourcing (EUCROWD)« was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”
|Applicable to the Measure 2.3 “Civil Society Projects”|
|8 events have been carried out within this project:
Event 1: How can citizen’s crowdsourcing foster democracy in Europe?
Event 2: Taking control of politics: can digital democracy help?
Event 3: Crowdsourcing a new European democracy
Event 4: Let’s Crowdsource the Future of Europe!
Event 5: Co-build politics with citizens to foster democracy in Europe
Event 6: Open Democracy in Practice: Crowdsourcing
Event 7: From Crowd to Action – the future of digitalised democracy in Europe?
Event 8: Crowdsourcing EU legislation: Taking Decisions With Citizens and Not For Them!