Europuls in partnership with Smart Everything Everywhere (SEE) have the pleasure to invite you to a new public consultation entitled “Civic innovation and democracy: a strong alliance in the digital age?” that will take place on the 28 th of June 2017, in the European Parliament, Brussels (exact room to be announced soon) from 6 pm to 8 pm. The registration for those without prior access to the Parliament will start at 5.30 pm.
The event is part of the series of consultations within the “RO2019 Support platform” that aim to collect the input of participants to formulate potential political priorities for the upcoming Romanian
presidency of the EU Council in 2019.
Nowadays, the European society is facing increasing rates of disillusionment towards political institutions, a staggering lack of trust in the elected representatives and low turnout in elections, especially among the younger generations. Luckily, the digital age offers possibilities that could benefit our democracy. The open government and e-participation can make our democratic systems more representative and more transparent by providing new opportunities for people to participate and thereby improve the quality of decision- making by local, regional or national public authorities.
This panel discussion will address the way digital tools can be used by democratic institutions and how citizens themselves can be involved in the practice of democracy – either by raising specific
concerns, by developing and scrutinising legislative proposals or by jointly making decisions.
The event will bring an insight into concrete European initiatives to understand their impact and possibilities of replication and scaling up at EU level.
Dan Nechita – Smart Everything Everywhere, Romania
Victor Negrescu, Member of the European Parliament TBC
Karina Stan, Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union TBC
Serge Novaretti, DG CONNECT TBC
David Osimo, The Lisbon Council, Spain
Timothee Bris, Civic Innovation Network, Belgium
Please confirm your participation by the latest the 26th of June (by providing your ID/passport number, date of birth and nationality) to Laura Visan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Iulia Ghita (email@example.com)