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Digital Democracy in the EU: from E-participation to Co-legislating with Citizens

January 27, 2015

This conference will explore the new possibilities for democracy in the digital age. Particular attention will be paid to recent experience and future potential for crowdsourcing legislation.The event will be webstreamed and recorded*.
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9.00 – 9.30 Registration and welcoming coffee

Shaping Policies through E-participation

9.30 – 9.45 Welcoming address by Ms Assya Kavrakova, Director, ECAS
9.45 – 10.00 Keynote speech by Prof. Marju Lauristin, MEP, Vice-Chair of the S&D Group

10.00 – 10.10 “Fostering EU democracy through online debates” – Mr Petko Georgiev, President, ProInfo Foundation, leading partner of a consortium of 13 CSOs in Europe (JoiEU project)

10.10 – 10.40 Contributions from JoiEU partners:
Ms Elisabeta Dinu, NACAB, Romania (Solidarity in times of crisis),
Ms Maarja Toots, Open Estonia Foundation, Estonia (Political participation and the European Elections),
Mr Mariano Votta, Cittadinanza Attiva, Italy (Protecting citizens’ rights),
Ms Marisa Gómez Crespo, Platforma de ONG de Accion Social, Spain (The “Civil Society and the Non- Europe” Debate: What Breaks Europe?)
Ms Blerina Guga, Partners Albania, Albania (Social Enterprises in Europe),

10.40 – 11.10 Online voting and Contributions from the Audience

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee break

Co-legislating with Citizens: National Examples

11.35 – 11.50 Mr Serge Novaretti, European Commission, Programme Manager – EU Policies – DG CONNECT, Unit Public Services
11.50 – 12.00 Online contribution from Mr Giovanni Allegretti – Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Studies, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal)

12.00 – 13.10 “National crowdsourcing experiences and e-democracy platforms”:
Mr Gunnar Grímsson, Citizen Foundation, Iceland,
Ms Yvette Jeuken, Project Leader, Netwerk Democratie, the Netherlands,
Mr Bastien Jaillot, Democratie Ouverte, France,
Mr Joonas Pekkanen, Open Ministry, Finland
Mrs Sasha Bezuhanova, MoveBG, Bulgaria
Mr Fraser Henderson, The Consultation Institute TCI

13.10 – 13.45 Online voting and Contributions from the Audience

13.45 – 15.00 Networking lunch

*The Digital Democracy in the EU conference is recorded for future reference using a variety of means (e.g. web streaming, film and photography). By agreeing to take part in the conference and/or its costituent sessions, participants are deemed to have given their consent to be filmed and photographed, and to any subsequent reproduction, public communication and/or broadcast of the material by ECAS or any person duly licensed by it.


January 27, 2015
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