When 90% of a petition site’s users are ‘lurkers’, it is harder to claim outcomes are representative. Slide deck.
How do you make the Mexican government become a platform for innovation? Running through Reboot’s theory of change and outcomes. A slide deck.
Three cases of citizen participation through technology and three different research methods used to understand impact. A slide deck.
Using Decidim Barcelona’s Open Data API to analyse the political process of participatory democracy in the city.
EngageTech, not just online engagement, is critical for representative democracy. How are governments now designing for digital democracy? Slide deck.
Exploring the use of Bootlegger, a synchronous participatory media tool, to capture everyday stories, contributing to the production of a neighbourhood plan.
Despite worldwide recognition as leaders in democratic governance, the Nordic countries have displayed consistent and remarkably similar poor performance in Open Government Partnership implementation.
Lessons learned from implementing civic engagement processes using web-based platforms for citizens to share ideas for innovating public services and urban plans.
With over 120 Citizen Budgets implemented across North America, Open North have undertaken research on the impact of the tool in different cities.
Roma Capitale expects not only to boost innovation policies at local level but also to improve the civic approach to the city.
Consul’s participation software is used by 90 governments in 18 different countries, giving citizens a voice in decisions about their own neighbourhoods. Slide deck.
Technology has brought many opportunities to change the way that governments and citizens can interact – but it has also brought challenges.
The OGP and several partners established a funding mechanism, the OGP MDTF, to expand research activities in the areas of open government, public participation, and civic tech.
During development of Civocracy, expectations were high: however, at launch, the anticipated impact was found to be disappointingly lacking.
Every year, the city of Paris puts aside 100 million Euros to fund projects chosen by its own inhabitants.
French MP Paula Forteza joins the dots between the discontent shown by the gilets jaunes demonstrators, and the increased empowerment fostered by participatory democracy tools.
The influences and tensions that shape the civic tech ecosystem, using local governments as a case study to see how tools are used and perceived by public institutions.
A deep dive into whether, and how, technologies can enhance the unique value proposition of participatory budgeting initiatives.
What’s the difference between Brazil and France? The degree to which participatory budgeting has changed citizen engagement.
Decidim.barcelona enabled an online/offline process for the Municipal Action Plan of Barcelona, the roadmap for the government’s public policies.
TICTEC Local 2019 was kicked off with an overarching look at the meaning, evidence and impact of local digital. Slide deck.
Panelists from the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport, FutureGov, Westminster University and Involve discuss how civic tech can foster citizen engagement. Notes document.
An overview of efforts to deploy technological tools in bottom-up constitution making initiatives.
Constitutional revision has been a long running theme for Iceland in recent years. Now they’ve been through a wide-ranging public consultation on changes to the nation’s constitution.
Sigurlaug Anna Jóhannsdóttir is a Democracy advisor at the City of Reykjavik Council in Iceland.
An overview of what tools existed for democracy in 2020, by mySociety’s researcher Alex Parsons.
g0v began as a hacktivist group, and went on to shape Taiwan’s digital policy. One project sought to increase online civic participation. Who could be better positioned to do this work? But things didn’t go as smoothly as anticipated.
What should the post-COVID world look like? Civocracy wanted to find out about the hopes and dreams of the French public — but also, what they were willing to sacrifice to make the change happen.
FutureGov was commissioned by Blackpool Council to deliver a neighbourhood assembly on climate change. But Blackpool’s population is in the top 10% most deprived in England, and they had to recognise that there were significant barriers to online participation.
g0v is a distributed, civic hacker community in Taiwan. Its members collaborate to bridge the information gap between the government and citizens — and to enlighten and empower citizens to oversee the government.
Questions from the floor for this TICTeC@Taipei session’s panelists.
Produced thanks to a TICTeC Labs grant, this case study documents how the World Bank worked with the government to empower local communities to make decisions, facilitated by a digital platform.
Produced thanks to a TICTeC Labs grant, this case study documents how China’s Participation Center developed a “mini app” for the popular WeChat platform, and grew the number of participatory budgeting users in Chengdu city to more than 3 million.
Produced thanks to a TICTeC Labs grant, this case study documents how Rosario municipality makes their digital participatory budgeting tools accessible to individuals with visual disabilities.
Alex Parsons, the Research Associate at mySociety, gives an overview of tools for democracy as things stood in 2020.
Audience questions for the sessions in this section of TICTeC@Taipei, covering participation tech for Taiwan, France and Hong Kong.