Open Call


Democracy Lab  >> Open Call

Initiatives for open democracy and a
decentralised internet

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.

To showcase and celebrate the results of the D-CENT project a week-long programme of activity is taking place from the 23-28 May in Madrid, Spain. Full details can be found at

As part of the Democracy Lab we are holding an open call for groups and individuals to contribute to a two-day unconference Initiatives for open democracy and a decentralised Internet (25th and 26th May) looking at privacy-aware, open source democracy tools and citizen empowerment through bottom-up participation.

We’re inviting technologists, activists, journalists, policy-makers, civil servants, academics, lawyers, designers and startups to come together to showcase their work, demo products, debate and plan.

The two-day event will be run in an “unconference” format and will include lightning talks, hands on workshops and presentations selected and scheduled by attendees on the day.

Get involved

To enter the open call please complete the application form below. Selected proposals will be invited to present in Madrid. A limited amount of financial support is available. The deadline for proposals is the 29th April.

If you would like to take part as an attendee, please register. Places are limited.

Initiatives for open democracy and a decentralised Internet is organised in partnership with and
If you have any questions regarding this open call please contact



Common Technology and the Democratic City is organised with the support of the following organisations:

DCENT      NESTA      MEDIALAB      REINA      Madrid      BARCA

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