Calling all architects of the democracy of the 21st century!
Liquid Democracy could be the next step in the evolution of democratic decision-making. Today’s technology for the first time allows us to empower all people by radically increasing their opportunities to participate – in a way that could work for everyone.
Liquid Democracy is the idea for a democratic system that offers you new possibilities without forcing them on you. That is transparent and dynamic. That scales to huge numbers of participants. That rewards constructive criticism and minimises populism and the allocation of disproportionate power to those participants able to invest the most time.
We are still in the early days of its development. Some challenges remain unresolved. But excitingly, the number of promising software projects and reference deployments is growing all over Europe (and worldwide).
I am exploring using a Liquid Democracy tool in my parliamentary work.
My office and I would like to take this opportunity to bring together the European Liquid Democracy community in a single room for the first time.
November 29 to December 1, 2014
Liquid Democracy developers, administrators and users: We invite you to Brussels from for a weekend of comparing projects and experiences and discussing common challenges, promising solutions and new ideas.
Attendance is open to everyone (please RSVP!). Additionally, I am able to invite a limited number of attendees, who will receive an allowance towards their travel and accomodation costs from the European Parliament. Click the link below for more information.
The event is scheduled to conveniently combine with the EU hackathon.
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