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Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era

The Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era was a workshop organized by Digital Futures and the Future Worlds Center, coming on top of a series of structured dialogues coordinated by the latter and aiming to explore new ideas for reinventing democracy.

Some other events in the series include the Reinventing Democracy, a week long co-laboratory with 11 Greeks and 11 Cypriots, and the Youth Envisage and Design Their Ideal Future, which engaged almost 30 Cypriots. The Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era came as a third co-laboratory of the series, was organized in collaboration with the Digital Futures of the DG Connect, European Commission, and as part of the activities carried out under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency. The aim of the workshop was to explore how future and emerging technologies can contribute towards designing a better system of governance.

The Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era event brought 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 was organized as an interactive co-laboratory, fully utilizing up-to-date methodologies and technologies of the science of structured democratic dialogue. The co-laboratory took place back-to-back with the Cyprus EU Youth Conference (Cyprus Presidency event). This builds on the priority of the Cypriot Presidency to address the topic of Youth Participation in democratic 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 expectation results of the workshop are that by the end of the process the participants had 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.

The Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era event was supported by:

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 6 September, 2012 - 08:00 to Friday, 7 September, 2012 - 12:00
Cyprus Community Media Center, Buffer Zone, Nicosia (Lefkosia), Cyprus
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