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.

Report from EUCROWD event in Brussels

EUCROWD Brussels concluding conference

The eight EUCROWD public event took place in Brussels on 27th February 2018. The concluding conference of the EUCROWD project “Crowdsourcing EU legislation: Taking decisions with citizens and not for them!” organized by European Citizen Action Service brought together 71 citizens from 20 different countries. The first part of the conference gave an overview of insightful national crowdsourcing practices from the project partners and conclusions from EUCROWD conferences in member states relevant for the EU decision-making process. The second part provided recommendations on the most suitable policies to be crowdsourced at EU level and relevant policy-cycle phases and democratic debate steps for piloting the EU level crowdsourcing on the future of Europe.

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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.