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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Open Democracy in Practice: Crowdsourcing

International seminar

OPEN DEMOCRACY IN PRACTICE: CROWDSOURCING

Eurooppasali, Malminkatu 16, 00100 Helsinki, 11 October 2017

Open Ministry and the Institute of Deliberative Democracy are organizing a seminar “Open Democracy in Practice” in Helsinki. The seminar is part of international European Citizens Crowdsourcing project. The event gathers together the developers and users of open democracy. The most exciting cases of crowdsourcing in Finland will be presented and discussed. In the afternoon we have workshops where, based on national examples, we’ll discuss the idea of a crowdsourcing pilot in the EU. The results will be gathered and used in the project Towards a Crowdsourcing Pilot at the EU level.

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“Co-building policy with citizens to improve democracy in Europe”

Invitation to the French edition of the EUCROWD conference

CO-CONSTRUIRE LA POLITIQUE AVEC LES CITOYENS POUR AMÉLIORER LA DÉMOCRATIE EN EUROPE

15 ter rue Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France, 20 June 2017

French language invitation

The aim of the conference is to share and discuss 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 for decisions involving the general interest will be presented. Facilitated workshop will invite participants to work on the proposed general issue of participation to the democratic daily processes by distant audiences, either from the “res publica” or the digital life. Special guests, like associations used to work with disadvantaged and “disconnected” people, will participate to these workshops to enlighten the discussions.

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