A new Deliberative-Collaborative eDemocracy model is emerging worldwide. This model can contribute to a more open and inclusive form of policy-making by involving citizens through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
ECAS is implementing a Digital Democracy Agenda, aiming to explore the democratic potential of ICT in:
- Reducing the gap between political representatives and citizens;
- Transforming the relationship between EU citizens and EU decision-makers into more of a partnership, thus contributing to the creation of a more engaged citizenship;
- Enabling the EU to go beyond consultations and structured dialogues with the usual stakeholders – mainly to expand the number of contributors to EU policy-making, remove potential barriers to participation that translate into a general feeling of exclusion and engage groups that are underrepresented.
Topics: E-Participation, Crowdsourcing, EU Public Consultations, Social Listening, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Online Disinformation