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D-CENT Newsletter 2/2016

Why using D-CENT?

Watch the basics of D-CENT:
what we do, how and why.
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Easy to deploy

Hands-on examples and guidance on how to use D-CENT tools. 
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Building up Democratic Cities

Organised on the 23–28 of May in Madrid, the Democratic Cities – Commons technology and the right to a democratic city event joined together close to 500 participants to talk, workshop, discuss and debate about network democracy, new forms of citizen participation, digital tools for democratic participation, and urban commons. The inspiring week was also the final event of the D-CENT project, showcasing our results, tools and research. 
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Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0 David Fernández

From post-capitalism to collective intelligence

The intense week of Democratic Cities event culminated to the two-day International Conference, offering unique setting of interviews, conversations, panels, and debates with 35 speakers all around Europe. With keynotes like Manuela Carmena, Julian Assange, Paul Mason, and Raquel Rolnik, we explored the future of digital democracy. Read more +
Photo: Álvaro Minguito_CC BY-SA 2.0

Networks, technologies and open, collaborative narrative

Organised as part of the Democratic Cities event in Madrid, the five-day Democracy lab (23–27 May) was packed with sharing, surveying, debating, and suggesting ideas as to where the world is heading regarding direct democracy, citizen participation, commons networks, and open source software. Read more +
Photo: Elvira Megías CC BY-SA 2.0

From the squares to decentralized politics

From Paris to Iceland, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Spain. Researchers, municipal technicians and activists from different countries have shared their new batch of direct democracy strategies, open source software, and citizen participation. Read more +
Photo: Elvira Megías CC BY-SA 2.0

Madrid digital participation experiences

Decide Madrid is an open consultation and direct democracy platform launched by the city of Madrid after the recent municipal elections. It enables citizens to propose, debate, prioritise and implement policy for the city. Read more +

Better Reykjavik shines in an independent audit

In its six years of operation, over 70,000 people have used Better Reykjavik in Iceland to voice, debate and prioritize ideas to improve their city. According to a thorough independent audit, Better Reykjavik has proven to be an important tool for citizens to participate and communicate with city official and politicians online. Read more +

Citizen Participation in Helsinki

This year the City of Helsinki is rethinking its approach to citizen participation and bottom-up citizen empowerment. The D-CENT project has impacted the roadmap of current e-participation tools in Helsinki by creating open processes, tools, code and standards. Read more +

Ars Electronica

D-CENT received an honorary mention in this year's Prix Ars Electronica, under digital communities category. A total of 3,159 entries from 84 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the competition. Read more +

Videos and testimonials

Interview with Francesca Bria
Francesca Bria, Nesta
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Interview with Franco Berardi
Francesco Berardi, writer, media-theorist and media-activist
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Interview with Richard Bartlett
Richard Bartlett, Loomio
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More videos

EU flagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 610349
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