EUCROWD project brochure

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The brochure (available here in pdf) highlights the following main results and outputs of the EUCROWD project:

EU citizens’ expectations on crowdsourcing in politics and policy-making with focus on debating the Future of Europe;

Recommended issues and policy-cycle phases that could be crowdsourced at European level in relation to the Future of the EU;

Open access on-line repository of 100+ resources on crowdsourcing as an e-participation method and as a means of fostering European citizenship;

A list of crowdsourcing good cases and platforms that could be used for improving citizens engagement at the EU level;

The brochure also calls to action for individuals and organisations interested in e-participation of citizens in politics and policy with a focus on the application of crowdsourcing in fostering a democratic debate on the future of the European Union.

A list of citizens crowdsourcing cases and platforms relevant for the EU pilot

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Several citizens crowdsourcing cases and platforms at the national level relevant for a crowdsourcing pilot at the EU level were identified, presented and discussed during EUCROWD events.

The list of 12 cases of from 7 EU countries is available at http://www.inepa.si/eucrowd/results/#Cases.

The following shared expectations relating to the EU level pilot crowdsourcing platform were identified by citizens, experts and government officials during EUCROWD workshops:

  • engage citizens in crowdsorcing of policy areas affecting daily life;
  • be transparent about the process and use open standards;
  • policymakers must take into consideration citizens’ contributions;
  • enable deliberation and co-creation;
  • follow user-friendly design and web accessibility standards;
  • protect the privacy of its users and deal with security issues;
  • disseminate widely and provide multilingual communication.

Open access Knowledge centre on Crowdsourcing

EUCROWD consortium partners gathered primary and secondary sources on citizens crowdsourcing 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 open access 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.

Citizens crowdsourcing at local level

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EUCROWD project workshop was organized as a part of event “Smart city Koper and digital services tailored to local residents”. The workshop, that took place in Youth Centre of Koper, aimed at raising awareness among young people on using crowdsourcing in local decision-making in Slovenia.

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