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?
TAKING CONTROL OF POLITICS: CAN DIGITAL DEMOCRACY HELP?
Newspeak House, London, United Kingdom, 9 February 2017
How well are we using online and digital technology to take part in politics? Do platforms already exist for engaging with politics from a local to European level, or do we need to create something new? If so what, and how?
The Democratic Society will host an online discussion forum and an offline event for members of the public and for professionals in the field to consider the state of play of digital democratic participation in Britain today and to come up with ideas for the future.
Invitation to the EUCROWD international conference
HOW CAN CITIZEN’S CROWDSOURCING FOSTER DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE?
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 October 2016
The aim of the conference is to discuss different aspects of citizens crowdsourcing for politics and policy at the national and European Union level, to present crowdsourcing cases and initiatives, to brainstorm a framework for an EU level pilot of crowdsourcing on the future of Europe and to network actors of crowdsourcing as a method of e-participation.