On the 8th of July 2015, D-CENT is organizing a Round Table discussion titled Decentralized citizen action and tools for network democracy
This event joins together citizens activists, social movements, and the developers of the new open source democracy tools. The event is a part of CAPS 2015 – the second International event on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation taking place on 7-8 July, Bruxelles.
The Round Table discussion will focus on questions like:
- How can we transform the political system and devolve power to citizens?
- What kind of online tools and digital infrastructures are needed to truly empower citizens in the democratic context?
- What kind of self-governance models can we adopt to build the new digital commons?
- What are shortfalls and strengths of government procured centralised platforms (e.g. the ECI), commercial social networking services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and open source democratic technology initiatives (e.g. CAPS, D-CENT, p2pvalue)?
The D-CENT Round Table and CAPS 2015 conference are free of charge but require registration.
The discussion is chaired by Francesca Bria, D-CENT coordinator from Nesta. Other speakers include Aral Balkan (Ind.ie), Jaakko Korhonen (Open Knowledge Finland), Daniel Freund (Transparency International EU), Carsten Berg (The ECI Campaign), Miguel Arana Catania (LaboDemo), Gareth Rogers (ThoughtWorks), Joonas Pekkanen (Open Ministry) and Mayo Fuster Morell (Institute of Government and Public Policies IGOP, Autonomous University of Barcelona). More information about the speakers can be found here (D-CENT website).
Please tweet with #DCENT and #caps2015 to pose questions to our speakers.
D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. Together with the citizens and developers, it is creating a decentralised social networking platform for large-scale collaboration and decision-making. D-CENT partners come from seven countries spread across Europe. Forum Virium Helsinki is one of the partners, running the project’s dissemination and piloting in Helsinki.
Time: 07/08/2015 – 15:00 – 17:00 – 07/08/2015 – 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: La Tricoterie – Fabrique de liens Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium