Prompting discussion on network democracy, new forms of citizen participation and digital commons in democratic Cities, the International Conference will showcase the success of the European D-CENT project and look at the future of digital democracy.

An important announcement from our friends at D-CENT and Medialab-Prado. Hurry up as registration closes tomorrow.

Democracy Lab: 23–27 May, 2016, Medialab-Prado Madrid
D-CENT international conference: 27-28 May, 2016, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid
D-CENT international conference: 27-28 May, 2016, Museo Reina Sofia Madrid

D-CENT invites you to an exciting week-long programme of activities which showcase and celebrate the results of the D-CENT project.

During the past two years, D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens Engagement Technologies) has been working to transform democracy in a very concrete way: helping movements, cities, and political parties to build technologies, methods and tools that can make the democratic system more in-sync with collective aspirations of the 21st century.

To showcase and celebrate the D-CENT tools, and project results, a week-long programme of activity is taking place from the 23–28 May in Madrid, Spain. The programme is divided into a Democracy Lab (23–27 May) and an International Conference (27–28 May).

The event is organised by D-CENTNestaMedialab-Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofiaCity of MadridCity of Barcelona

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Democracy Lab 23–27 May (Medialab-Prado, Madrid)
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The five-day Democracy Lab will deliver workshops, hackathons and open sessions to develop, think and design tools, processes and strategies for democratic participation.

The week will include sessions hosted by, among others: D-CENT partner organisations; Yago Bermejo Abati, LaboDemo; Irina Bolychevsky, Redecentralize; Pablo Aragon, IN3 Open University of Catalonia; Members of the Consul Team, Madrid City Council; Xabier Barandiaran, University of the Basque Country; David Cabo and Eva Belmonte, Fundació Civio; Juan Carlos Madroñal and Más Democracia.

Open Call: As part of the Democracy Lab, we are holding an Open call for sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. Apply to get involved. The deadline is the 29th of April.

International Conference 27–28 May (Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid)
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Prompting discussion on network democracy, new forms of citizen participation and digital commons in democratic Cities, the International Conference will showcase the success of the European D-CENT project and look at the future of digital democracy.

The conference will take the form of a series of presentations panels and roundtable discussions covering: Growing collective platforms and digital democracy in Europe; Empowering citizens: towards new forms of democracy; Beyond surveillance capitalism: Towards democratic alternatives; Post-capitalism, digital commons and democratic cities; Direct Democracy: New opportunities in the Digital Age for reinventing politics; Building a network of Cities of Change; Freedom and technology self-determination in the era of digital surveillance and Hacktivism for democracy.

Speakers include: Carlos Prieto del Campo, Museo Reina Sofia; Francesca Bria, D-CENT; Fabrizio Sestini, European Commission DG Connect; Raquel Rolnik, University of São Paulo; Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid; Paul Mason, The Guardian; Julian Assange, Wikileaks; Franco Bifo Berardi, writer and philosopher; Evgeny Morozov, author;  Trebor Scholz, the New School; Andi Gross, Atelier pour la Démocratie Directe; Theo Schiller, Philipps University Marburg; Paolo Gerbaudo, King’s College London; Renata Avila, Web We Want Foundation; David Miranda, Youth House.

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