“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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Let’s Crowdsource the Future of Europe!

International Conference

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.

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“Crowdsourcing a new European democracy”

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Invitation to the Dutch edition of the EUCROWD conference

CROWDSOURCING A NEW EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY

How can we use e-participation to bridge the gap between people and politics?

Tolhuisweg 2, 1031 CL Amsterdam, Netherlands, 15 March 2017

On the day of the Dutch national elections, we question what other ways there are to bridge the gap between citizens and politicians on a national as well as a European level. Many people feel let down by European institutions and their obscure decision-making processes. Having national consultations after law proposals have already been formulated, as in the case of the Ukraine referendum in The Netherlands, do not enhance trust in European politics. How can digital tools help citizens to have a more direct say about European policy making? Could digital tools help to democratise the EU?

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