Brussels, January 29, 2019

How can the European Union, European Governments, Parliaments and civil society organisations take profit of technology to engage their citizens and improve our democracies?

Join us for the upcoming half-day workshop entitled “Europe and e-Democracy in the run-up to the EP election” in Brussels!

 

When & Where

January 29, 2019 @ 9am – 1pm
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Trèves Building, 7th floor
74 Rue de Trèves, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Room TRE 7701

Purpose

This workshop will provide an ideal scenario to share insights on how Europe is leveraging e-Democracy. Stakeholders, civil society representatives and industry experts will discuss how the use of accessible and secure technology can further improve citizen involvement in the decision-making processes.

The increase in the use of technology to trigger citizens political participation in our societies is an opportunity, but also raises some challenges that cannot be ignored, both from a political science and a technological point of view. Further polarisation of the political debate, influence of foreign actors, growing frivolity in the act of voting, low turnouts in digital consultations, social networks interaction with electoral campaigns, security, transparency and traceability of existing digital systems, among others, are just a short list of potential risks and challenges linked to digital democracy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about digital democracy!

Agenda and registration