DIGITAL DEMOCRACY DAY 2019: HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF TECHNOLOGY IN ELECTIONS
ECAS is excited to present the focus, speakers and topics of our Digital Democracy Day 2019! Taking place on March 7th, the event will gather an engaging panel of experts to discuss the use of Information and Communications Technology in involving citizens in elections, with a particular focus on the 2019 European Parliament elections. Speakers include Member of Parliament (MEP) Mady Delvaux, Alexander Kleinig, Head of the Concept & Design at the European Parliament, Elena Gozun, Europuls, Tom de Grunwald, Co-Founder of SwapMyVote and Ville Majamaa, Vice-President of the European Youth Forum (You can view the full list of speakers by clicking on the “Agenda” link below)
Many organisations, whether institutional or from the civil society, have been developing e-voting practices, online platforms or applications to engage citizens in elections, by enabling them to share their opinion, to participate in political debates, to identify their elected representatives and political candidates, and to have access to information on the decision taken.
The Digital Democracy Day 2019 will be within the framework of the project YouVoteEU, under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Commission. As part of the project, ECAS and its partners developed “Your Vote Matters”, an online participative platform to engage European citizens in the 2019 European Parliament elections, by informing and connecting voters with their current representatives or new candidates.
The event will present the outcomes of the YouVoteEU platform and allow experts and participants to discuss how digital technology can be used in elections for different purposes. It will also give recommendations on the best practices to stimulate and increase the participation of EU citizens in the 2019 European Parliament elections, as well as their knowledge and understanding of current and future EU policies.
Join us and share your ideas on e-democracy in the EU!
WHEN: Thursday, 07 March 2019, 9.00 -14.00
WHERE: BIP, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels
WHAT: Panels will explore:
• Connect, share and vote! How digital technology can be used in elections
• Engaging and disengaged! Reviving citizen engagement in European elections through e-democracy
Agenda: You can view the agenda here.
To register, please click here.
The event will be streamed live on our Facebook page!