“How can citizen’s crowdsourcing foster democracy in Europe?”


Invitation to the EUCROWD international conference


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.

8.30 ‒ 9.00
On-line registration available until 24 October 2016.

9.00 ‒ 9.05
Opening remarks

  • Simon Delakorda, Director, Institute for Electronic Participation (INePA)

9.05 ‒ 9.20
Key note presentation: Crowdsourcing policy framework in the EU

  • Elisa Lironi, Digital Democracy Manager, European Citizen Action Service

9.20 ‒ 10.45
Panel discussion: Will citizen’s crowdsourcing bring back our democracy?

  • Žiga Turk, Professor, University of Ljubljana, former Secretary General of the Relection Group on the Future of Europe
  • Assya Kavrakova, Director, European Citizen Action Service
  • Millicent Ragnhild Scott, Director of Operations, Democratic Society, UK
  • Yvette Jeuken, Project Leader, Stichting Netwerk Democratie, Netherlands
  • Blaž Golob, Chairman, GoForeSight Institut, Slovenia

Moderator: Simon Delakorda, Director, Institute for Electronic Participation

10.45 ‒ 11.00
Coffee break

11.00 ‒ 13.00
Cases presentations: Citizen’s crowdsourcing in politics and policy-making

  • Nicolas Patte, Démocratie Ouverte: Parlement et citoyens (France)
  • Annija Emersone, ManaBalss.lv: ManaBalss.lv (Latvia)
  • Representative of Municipality of Maribor: Let’s Improve Maribor (Slovenia)
  • Alexandros Tzoumas, Science for You: DemocracIT (Greece)
  • Simon Ivanšek, XLAB: Trusted, Citizen – LEA collaboration over Social Networks (Slovenia)
  • Petra Cilenšek, Regional NGO hub for Central Slovenia: Smart Voice (Slovenia)

13.00 ‒ 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 ‒ 16.00
Facilitated workshops: How can citizen’s crowdsourcing pilot support debate on the Future of Europe?

  • Working group 1 (framework and society): Crowdsourcing topics, process, rules, incentive, skills and usability (Slovenian language)
  • Working group 2 (technology): Crowdsourcing tools and platforms (English language)

16.00 ‒ 16.30
Concluding remarks: working groups reports and recommendations

16.30 ‒ 17.30
Follow up event: Slovenian crowdsourcing community meeting

  • Hosted by Blaž Golob, Slovenian Patron for the Crowd Dialog Europe 2016

Conference contact: info@inepa.si or (+386) 41 365 529.

The EUCROWD conference in Ljubljana is organized by Institute for Electronic Participation with the financial support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.

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