The seventh EUCROWD public event took place in Helsinki on 11th October 2017. The international conference-type workshop “Open Democracy in Practice: Crowdsourcing” organized by Avoin Ministeriö brought together 47 citizens from 7 different countries. The workshop presented cases and experiences of crowdsourcing in Finland and discussed possibilities and challenges for crowdsourcing in European, national and local levels. Learning from these cases contributed to drafting a crowdsourcing pilot at the EU level.
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 fourth EUCROWD public event took place in Athens on 9th May 2017. The international conference and workshop “Let’s Crowdsource the Future of Europe” organized by Science For You brought together 47 citizens from 9 different countries. The event focused on how EU decisions are made and in what ways crowdsourcing will allow citizens to participate directly. In particular, participants discussed when crowdsourcing could be used in the legislative process of the EU, what topics should it cover and what tools and methodologies can enhance crowdsourcing by learning from best practices in Greece.
The second EUCROWD public event took place in London on 9 February 2017. The international workshop and meetup “Taking control of politics: can digital democracy help?” brought together 35 citizens from 15 different countries. Event focused on discussing social, political and technical aspects of citizens crowdsourcing in policy-making in different European countries and at the EU level.