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“Network democracy and new forms of citizen participation” April 18, 2016 the Chamber of Deputies
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Network democracy and new forms of citizen participation

This event will be attended by politicians , activists , researchers and academics , civil society organizations , developers and hackers to discuss the future of direct democracy and citizen participation in policy making .

Conference 9:00 to 13:30

Workshop 15:00 to 17:00

Will explore innovative digital methods and tools to strengthen citizen participation in the political process at European level and thereby participatory democracy. It will also discuss public policy at the city level, national and European level to transform the democratic participation and promote transparency to combat corruption within public institutions.

The debate starts from the assumption that our political institutions are in dire need of updating as they are out of sync with 21st century technologies, standards and collective aspirations of citizenship. Democratic institutions have not been able to respond and adapt to new instances of participation, transparency and proximity to the great movements of grassroots participation by the Arab spring, through the 15M in Spain and the formation of new political movements of citizens they did incurzione the institutional landscape as Podemos and M5S, are asking forcefully to the center of public debate.

The crisis of political representation and legitimacy of existing institutions, the applicants corruption scandals that reveal the complicity of the major political parties with the private interest, and the disaffection of the public with respect to the policy can be transformed fielding new democratic practices that transfer power to the people and use new technology to revolutionize democracy.

Working languages: Italian and English. The event will be fully translated into both working languages.


8:45 Registration and welcome coffee

9:15 salutation Luigi Di Maio, M5S, Vice President of Chamber of Deputies

9:30 Introduction to the debate: Democracy, networks and citizens movements

Riccardo Fraccaro, Member of the Chamber of Deputies M5S (Chair) Virginia Rays, Candidate Mayor M5S Roma ( “5) Alessandro Di Battista, Member of the Chamber of Deputies M5S Francesca Bria, Nesta, Coordinator of the project D-CENT Bruno Kaufmann, Democracy International Evgeny Morozov, author Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Secretary Icelandic parliamentary group and president of the Committee for IMMI

10:30 Panel I New forms of direct democracy and citizen participation in the digital age

Isabella Adinolfi, MEP, M5S EUROPE Yago Bermejo Abati, Labodemo and decides Madrid, City of Madrid Arnau Monterde, Decidim Barcelona, City of Barcelona / A-CENT Joonas Pekkanen, City of Helsinki and Forum Virium Helsinki / D-CENT Fabio Massimo Castaldo, MEP, M5S EUROPE

Q & A

24:00 Coffee break

12:15 Panel 2 Transparency of political institutions and the fight against corruption

Denis Roio (Jaromil), / D-CENT (Chair) Daniel Freund, Transparency International EU Renata Avila, the World Wide Web Foundation Miguel Ongil, Director Transparency Podemos Guðjón Idir, Director IMMI and Your Priorities Alvise Manor, M5S, Mayor of Mira (Venice)

open debate

13:30 Lunch Break

15: 00-17: 00 Workshop (on invitation) – Tools and digital platforms for direct democracy – Public policies, transparency and international networks for direct democracy

Reti per la democrazia – Nuove forme di partecipazione e attivismo digitale