During the past two years, D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) has been working to transform democracy in a very concrete way: helping movements, cities, and political parties to build technologies, methods and tools that can make the democratic system more in-sync with collective aspirations of the 21st century.
On the 20-21 April, Net futures 2016 gathered over 1.000 attendees in Brussels to discuss European Digital Single Market Strategy, Future internet, Cloud, 5G, and the Internet of Things, among others. Our coordinator Francesca Bria from Nesta Innovation Lab was presenting in a workshop diving into sharing economy. In this interview, Francesca Bria explains how technology is being used to help facilitate direct democracy and citizen engagement. Bria also is active in grassrooots movements advocating for open access, knowledge commons and open, decentralised privacy aware technologies. Read more +
¿Cómo podemos utilizar la tecnología para ayudar a facilitar la democracia directa y la particpacion ciudadana? Aquí puedes ver la entrevista con Francesa Bria, la coordinadora del proyecto internacional D-CENT. D-CENT (Tecnologías de Participación Ciudadana Descentralizadas) es el mayor proyecto europeo sobre democracia directa y participación ciudadana, y uno de los organizadores del evento en Madrid Ciudades democráticas – Tecnologías de los comunes y derecho a la ciudad democrática.
On the 18th of April 2016, D-CENT organised together with the Five Star Movement Italy an event diving into network democracy and new forms of citizen participation. The event brought together 150 participants – politicians, activists, academics, developers – to discuss the future of direct democracy. Thank you for all participants! Read more +
In its six years of operation, over 70,000 people have used Better Reykjavik in Iceland to voice, debate and prioritize ideas to improve their city. According to a thorough independent audit, Better Reykjavik has proven to be an important tool for citizens to participate and communicate with city official and politicians online. Read more +
D-CENT welcomes you in Rome on the 18th of April 2016, to join out event Network democracy and new forms of citizen participation. Organised together with the Five Start Movement Italy, this event brings together politicians, activists, researchers and academics, civil society organizations, developers and hackers to discuss the future of direct democracy and citizen participation.
D-CENT partner Pablo Aragón (Eurecat) is speaking at the fourth get-together of DataBeersBCN about his research “When a movement becomes a party”. Aragón analyses the processes that were involved in the building and development of the citizen-led coalition, Barcelona en Comù, in the May 2015 elections.