We are organising a stimulating workshop about digital commons and re-thinking democracy, on the 26th of May in Brussels, with the support of Oikos.
This seminar is a part of our ongoing transnational project Reclaim the Commons which this year has a special focus on digital commons under the title (W)E-Democracy. More specifically, this year we foster the understanding of the possibilities that emerge in the digital age for citizens to organise themselves in innovative ways and to generate influence and even co-create policy decisions that affect their lives.
The commons are driven by citizens’ initiatives, which nowadays include an increasing amount of digital opportunities as well as new technologies. This workshop will provide insights into the potential of these technologies to transform and re-think democracy.
The following key-speakers have already confirmed their presence:
- Wietse Van Ransbeeck, founder of CitizenLab (BE) – CitizenLab is a civic engagement platform on which citizens co-create their city. Their software helps cities and municipalities of all sizes tap into the collective intelligence of their citizens.
- Lina Dencik from Cardiff University (UK) – Lina is co-investigator on research projects regarding digital citizenship, privacy and social justice.
- Imade Annouri, Green Member of Parliament (BE)
Location & Date:
The workshop will take place at the auditorium of the Brussels Royal Library on Friday, the 26th of May (exact time TBC).
Brussels , 1000 Belgium