Co-deciding Europe project website launched

CODE Europe is a project about empowering citizens to co-create policies with decision makers through Crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is a participatory democracy mechanism that takes advantage of the availability of technological solutions to solicit and analyse the »wisdom of the crowd«. The CODE Europe project will be piloting a Crowdsourcing activity in six European countries on the subject of ‘air quality’.

The consortium of 13 partners lead by Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences will:

  • develop a universally applicable methodology for assessment of e-participation experiences;
  • implement a unique platform for the implementation of four crowdsourcing phases: Problem Mapping, Problem Solving, Ideas Selection and Policy Formulation;
  • develop a Digital Dashboard for social listening in order to gather online opinions on the issue of ‘air quality’.

The Crowdsourcing on ‘air quality’ will run from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022 in 6 cities across Europe: Athens, Riga, Tallinn, Lisbon, Burgas and Budapest.

The results of the Crowdsourcing and social listening activities will be evaluated using the E-Participation Assessment Framework to give recommendations on how to improve digital democracy in Europe. Furthermore, citizens’ contributions on the air quality crowdsourcing will result in policy proposals which will be presented to the relevant local, national and EU decision makers.

Institute for Electronic participation is taking part in CODE project as an expertise partner contributing to development of the e-Participation Framework, provision of methodology and ethical standards for social listening, analysis of the results from the Digital Dashboard and overall assessment on the Crowdsourcing pilots and social listening.

CODE EUROPE project benefits from a € 1.316.367,00 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.

More information about the project

Featured image source: CODE EUROPE.