Can new technologies help us better understand, engage and build the trust of citizens?

At a turbulent time in global and European politics, can new technologies help to better support our democracy?

At this one day conference we will be discussing with parliamentarians, policy makers, academics and civil society how digital tools and technologies might help us better understand, engage and build the trust of the public when considering the policies that affect their lives.


Speakers include:

  • Vasilis Koulolias, Director, E-Gov Lab, University of Stockholm
  • Paul Walland, IT Innovation, Southampton University and Project Co-ordinator, Sense4us Project
  • Dr Miriam Fernandez, Knowledge Management Institute, Open University
  • Stefan Klauser, Project Leader, Digital Society, Computational Social Science COSS, ETH Zürich
  • Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Panels include:

  • What matters? Building trust in the policy making process
  • BOD decision-making (Big Open and Linked Data): the marriage of governance and data
  • Making sense of the noise: understanding the ‘chaotic pluralism’ of online political discussion
  • Co-creation and innovation: building trust through participatory design
  • A new age of ‘anticipatory’ governance: challenges and opportunities

To register visit:
Contact: Saffienne Vincent
Communications and Events Manager, Sense4us / Hansard Society
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M: (+44) 20 7710 6081