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Revision as of 00:58, 21 August 2012

Re-inventing Democracy in the Digital Era
Contract Title Re-inventing Democracy in the Digital Era (Contract Page)
Partners Digital Futures
Cyprus Youth Council
Website Official Website



Background and Overview

The project 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 project was born as a joint initiative between the Future Worlds Center, the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission and the Cyprus Youth Council and it is a part of the activities carried out under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency. 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.


When and where

The co-laboaratory will take place in Lefkosia on the 14th and 15th of September, 2012 at the Cyprus Community Media Center in the Buffer Zone next to the Ledra palace Hotel.

Results

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 expectation is that by the end of the process the participants will have a collectively developed vision and shared commitment to propose and promote reforms of current systems of governance in their own ideal socio-political-economic environments.

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