Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era 2012 (Contract)

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Background and Overview

The project was born as a joint initiative between the Future Worlds Center, and the Digital Futures. It aims to bring together 24 young people from all across Europe in an attempt to envision, conceptualize and design new models of democratic governance that capitalize on the possibilities offered by contemporary as well as emerging digital technologies. The two-day event will be organized as an interactive co-laboratory, fully utilizing up-to-date methodologies and technologies of the science of structured democratic dialogue. The co-laboratory will take place back-to-back with the Cyprus EU Youth Conference (Cyprus Presidency event) to enable the participation of up to 8 delegates from this youth conference. This builds on the priority of the Cypriot Presidency to address the topic of Youth Participation in democrtic life in Europe as a main priority of the trio PL-DK-CY, adopted by the ministers' meeting in the Council of Education, Youth, Culture and Sport. The results of the co-laboratory will be widely disseminated with the support of the Cyprus Community Media Center, using video clips and modern digital technologies. They will inform the parallel and complimentary efforts of the Cyprus EU Youth Conference, the Digital Futures Task Force and Future Worlds Center to come up with innovative new ideas for reforms and policies that will guarantee authentic youth participation and capitalize on the diverse capabilities offered by emerging future technologies.The project is a part of the activities carried out under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency.

Formal Project Description
Contract Title Reinventing Democracy In the Digital Era 2012 (Contract)
Lead Partner Future Worlds Center
Partners Digital Futures
Cost of Action €12,000
Grant €12,000
Cost for FWC €12,000
Grant for FWC €12,000
Dates 14/09/2012 - 15/09/2012


Short Description Digital Futures Task Force covering 4 participants
EYF covering 8 participants
Website http://reinventdemocracyindigitalera.wikispaces.com/
About Project Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (2012)
Overall objective(s)

The project aims to bring together young people in an attempt to envision, conceptualize and design new models of democratic governance that capitalize on the possibilities offered by contemporary as well as emerging digital technologies.


Expected results

The participants will:

  • Have a collectively developed vision and shared commitment to propose
  • Promote reforms of current systems of governance in their own ideal socio-political-economic environments.