The seventh EUCROWD public event took place in Helsinki on 11th October 2017. The international conference-type workshop “Open Democracy in Practice: Crowdsourcing” organized by Avoin Ministeriö brought together 47 citizens from 7 different countries. The workshop presented cases and experiences of crowdsourcing in Finland and discussed possibilities and challenges for crowdsourcing in European, national and local levels. Learning from these cases contributed to drafting a crowdsourcing pilot at the EU level.
The third EUCROWD public event took place in Amsterdam during 14th-15th March 2017. The international conference “Crowdsourcing a new European democracy” organized by Netwerk Democratie brought together 73 citizens from 14 different countries. The conference focused on the opportunities for a more democratic Europe in the context of crowdsourcing as a method of an on-line engagement. Different conditions, tools and processes of engaging citizens in politics from the local to the European level were presented and discussed.
The fifth EUCROWD public event took place in Paris on 20th June 2017. The international conference “Co-build politics with citizens to foster democracy in Europe” organized by L’association Parlement & Citoyens brought together 70 citizens from 7 different countries. The event focused on sharing and discussing experiences and visions of citizens participation in public decisions from the view of confidence, efficiency, transparency and legitimacy. French cases of using collective intelligence digital platforms within the civil society were presented. Facilitated workshop enabled participants, including disadvantaged and “disconnected” people, to work on the proposed general issue of participation to the democratic daily processes by distant audiences.
LET’S CROWDSOURCE THE FUTURE OF EUROPE!
How much do you think your opinion counts on the decisions of the European Union? How can we influence our future?
On Tuesday May 9th, 10:00, SciFY – Science For You, invites you to the international conference “Let’s Crowdsource the Future of Europe“, at HIGGS (Viktoros Ougko 15, Athens, Greece) to evaluate “why, how and when” we can participate in the European Union’s decision-making process. At a critical time for the EU, representatives of Civil Society from 6 EU countries will discuss the role citizens can play by using modern techniques (practices and methods) of crowdsourcing.