The second EUCROWD public event took place in London on 9 February 2017. The international workshop and meetup “Taking control of politics: can digital democracy help?” brought together 35 citizens from 15 different countries. Event focused on discussing social, political and technical aspects of citizens crowdsourcing in policy-making in different European countries and at the EU level.
European Citizen Action Service has been researching how to apply the crowdsourcing method as a complementary tool to existing frameworks in order to expand the number of contributors to EU policy-making, remove potential barriers to participation and “engage the unengaged” throughout Europe. This has been done by assessing 27 national case studies of crowdsourcing worldwide in order to examine if the EU can benefit from the lessons learnt in this field.
The first EUCROWD public event took place in Ljubljana on 26 October. The international conference “How can citizen’s crowdsourcing foster democracy in Europe?” brought together 43 citizens from 10 different countries. Conference focused on citizens crowdsourcing for politics and policy at the national and European Union level through keynote session, panel discussion, cases presentations, facilitated workshops and networking meeting.