Digital tools allow for an unprecedented inclusion of citizens in all areas of public action, with the potential to improve the quality of democracy and governance through greater participation and citizen-centric policymaking. Governments, however, have taken radically different approaches across Europe, either facilitating or hindering eDemocracy. As a result, citizens and civic groups, seeing their role as true contributors are increasingly using online tools for informal participation and governance scrutiny.
The aim of the workshop is to identify and assess trends and good practices of eParticipation across the European Union, with a focus on informal citizens-led eDemocracy projects. Participants are encouraged to bring in own experiences, either led by their organisation or put in place in their country, Participants will deepen their knowledge on formal and informal means of citizen participation and formulate recommendations for the future. By participating in the European Youth Event afterwards, their will, among others, have the chance to discuss them with young Europeans from other parties and NGOs.
The European Liberal Forum is looking for motivated and active young liberals to join its team for this event. The EYE is a major pan-European event organised by the European Parliament every second year in Strasbourg, the heart of European democracy. Since 2014, it has gathered thousands of young people from all over Europe to participate in workshops, plenaries, encounters, cultural activities and many ideas for a better Europe.
Dates: 29-30 May 2020 | Location: Strasbourg, France
Please apply by 29 January 2020.