Preliminary conclusions from the European Citizen Action Service ongoing study of citizens crowdsourcing for enhancing democratic engagement in the European Union were presented to the students at the Faculty of social sciences at the University of Ljubljana as a follow up to the international EUCROWD conference.
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.
Photo: Alexandros Tzoumas
The first meeting of the EUCROWD project took place in Ljubljana on 25 October. The aim of the kick-off meeting was to introduce project partners and to confirm a common understanding of project objectives and activities. For that purpose, partners discussed framework for the EU citizens crowdsourcing pilot, methodology for implementing national events and deliverables for the on-line knowledge centre on Digital Democracy. The second part of the meeting was dedicated to dissemination, administrative and financial aspects of the project.