From Crowd to Action – the future of digitalised democracy in Europe?

International event

FROM CROWD TO ACTION – THE FUTURE OF DIGITALISED DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE?

23 November 2017, at University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Riga

Can people come together to influence decisions of politicians & legislation? From banning unhealthy products in Lithuania to using the information from a crowd for market research in Poland – bright examples of people participating are all around us, but what it takes to influence decisions on the European level? ManaBalss.lv (Sabiedrības Līdzdalības Fonds) is inviting you to the international event which aspires to bring together international and local experts in the field of digital democracy, as well as activists, political scientists and students to learn from the best digital participation examples in the region and encourage further discussions on the power of crowdsourcing tools that can influence decisions and policies which are essential for you!

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“Taking control of politics: can digital democracy help?”

Invitation to the EUCROWD workshop and meetup

TAKING CONTROL OF POLITICS: CAN DIGITAL DEMOCRACY HELP?

Newspeak House, London, United Kingdom, 9 February 2017

How well are we using online and digital technology to take part in politics? Do platforms already exist for engaging with politics from a local to European level, or do we need to create something new? If so what, and how?

The Democratic Society will host an online discussion forum and an offline event for members of the public and for professionals in the field to consider the state of play of digital democratic participation in Britain today and to come up with ideas for the future.

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