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Democracy Lab 2023

September 19, 2023 @ 10:00 - 17:00

How to harness Smart Crowdsourcing for stronger EU policies and democracy

A 1-day opportunity for EU policy-makers and civil society change-makers



On the occasion of International Democracy Day, the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), Dreamocracy and Smarter Together  will present the  potential of advanced forms of crowdsourcing for public administration and democracy at EU-level


This Democracy Lab will provide an interactive space. Participants will test out new innovative methods and learn how to:

  • Co-produce solutions on complex policy issues at EU level
  • Combine expert-based crowdsourcing with problem solving and scenario planning
  • Integrate the agility and diversity of crowdsourcing with careful curation of expertise
  • Produce policy relevant forecasts thanks to large numbers of guesses
  • Mobilise citizens to help monitor the implementation of EU policies


Public authorities dealing with urgent crises need agile solutions to identify expertise quickly. Also, the complex challenges that our democracies are facing require fast and creative thinking. 

Fresh scientific insights, new methodologies and technologies help better address public problems, by tapping into stakeholders’ and citizens’ insights and the famed “wisdom of crowds”.

Better integrating cognitive diversity can help improve the effectiveness and legitimacy of public administration. This has been proven to be very effective for instance for public health policies for which crowdsourcing methods have been used extensively during the Covid pandemic. 


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September 19, 2023
10:00 - 17:00
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BIP- Rue Royale 2-4 1000 Brussels «Salle des guichets»
Visit Brussels Conference Room
Brussels, Belgium