“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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EUCROWD project kick-off meeting

EUCROWD-Kick-off meeting

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.

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