D-CENT is an experimental project engaging large scale communities across Europe. It buildt digital tools for democracy and economic empowerment that solve real social problems. D-CENT tools are easy to use, privacy aware, and based on open standards and open source software. The EU-funded project started in October 2013 and ended in May 2016.
“You’re the generation that will change this country’s state of affairs and will build a different kind of democracy,” Manuela Carmena, mayor of Madrid.
“Protesting is not enough, we must transform the power structures,” Wikileak’s founder Julian Assange.
Organised on the 23–28 of May in Madrid, the Democratic Cities – Commons technology and the right to a democratic city event joined together close to 500 participants to talk, workshop, discuss and debate about network democracy, new forms of citizen participation, digital tools for democratic participation, and urban commons. The inspiring week and its sessions attracted close to 500 participants. It was also the final event of the D-CENT project, showcasing our results, tools and research.
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Open call results: Great interest in the Democracy Lab Unconference in Madrid
As part of the Democracy Lab that started on Monday in Madrid, we organise a two-day Unconference from Wednesday to Thursday (25-26 May). This event dives into Initiatives for open democracy and a decentralised Internet. Through an Open Call, we looked for groups and individuals to contribute to the sessions. Now we are very happy to introduce some of chosen participants! Read more +