CROWDSOURCING EU LEGISLATION: TAKING DECISIONS WITH CITIZENS AND NOT FOR THEM!
27 February 2018, BIP, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels
Many local and national governments worldwide are using crowdsourcing methods to enable people to participate in policy debates in a constructive way and to learn from each other throughout the deliberation process (“wisdom of the crowd” principle). Digital Democracy Day 2018 is being organised in the framework of the EUCROWD project, under the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Commission, and will focus on how to encourage democratic engagement by exploring several national case studies and establishing a framework for an EU level pilot of crowdsourcing on the “Future of Europe”. The event will give an overview of international crowdsourcing practices, conclusions from conferences in Europe organised by project partners, and recommendations on the most suitable policies to be crowdsourced at EU level and the most appropriate e-participation tools to be used.
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!
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.