The seventh EUCROWD public event took place in Riga on 23th November 2017. The international conference and discussion “From Crowd to Action – the future of digitalised democracy in Europe?” organized by Sabiedrības Līdzdalības Fonds (Manabalss.lv) brought together 51 citizens from 12 different countries. International and local experts in the field of digital democracy, as well as activists, political scientists and students learned from the best digital participation examples in the Baltic region. The event encouraged discussions on the power of crowdsourcing tools that can influence decisions and policies which are essential for citizens.
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!
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.