The eight EUCROWD public event took place in Brussels on 27th February 2018. The concluding conference of the EUCROWD project “Crowdsourcing EU legislation: Taking decisions with citizens and not for them!” organized by European Citizen Action Service brought together 71 citizens from 20 different countries. The first part of the conference gave an overview of insightful national crowdsourcing practices from the project partners and conclusions from EUCROWD conferences in member states relevant for the EU decision-making process. The second part provided recommendations on the most suitable policies to be crowdsourced at EU level and relevant policy-cycle phases and democratic debate steps for piloting the EU level crowdsourcing on the future of Europe.
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 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.
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.