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2 06, 2014

GovLab Academy Event on Crowdlaw

By |2014-06-02T10:26:46+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Crowdsourcing, Events, Radar|1 Comment

Today at 6pm Eastern Time (3pm Pacific), the GovLab Academy will host the first of two "unconference" sessions on the topic of crowdsourcing in the lawmaking process (crowdlaw). From their website: Crowdlaw in Action: Details & A Preview of Next Week’s Online Event On June 2, GovLab Academy will host the first of two online “unconferences” [...]

27 05, 2014

Consult Australia: Guide to Procuring Engagement Services

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00May 27th, 2014|Radar, Research, ROI|0 Comments

Consult Australia is an Australian industry association. From their about page (emphasis mine): Consult Australia is the leading not-for-profit association that represents the business interests of consulting firms operating in the built and natural environment. We do this at a commercial, community, industry, and government level through collaboration, education, support and advocacy. Consult Australia member firms’ services [...]

12 05, 2014

Europe Commons Relaunches as Civic Exchange

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00May 12th, 2014|E-participation, Europe, ParticipateDB, Radar|0 Comments

Last July, UK-based Nesta launched Europe Commons as part of their Code for Europe activities, a site aimed at becoming "[t]he best place to find civic tech apps and services for better cities across Europe (the domain europecommons.org now redirects, see snapshot on Archive.org). From the blog announcement: Europe Commons is a new marketplace for [...]

4 04, 2014

Friday Findings

By |2018-11-21T15:42:16+00:00April 4th, 2014|Radar|0 Comments

So much to read, so little time. Here are a few interesting bits that caught our attention this week: Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Voting Christopher Malmo in VICE Canada about the potential for using cryptocurrency technology for e-voting. Quote: "One of the most promising applications of new crypto tech lies in creating transparent, efficient systems for [...]

28 03, 2014

Internet Party Launches in New Zealand

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00March 28th, 2014|Radar|0 Comments

Yesterday, the world saw the launch of a new political party in New Zealand: Internet Party According to Wikipedia, the Internet Party is [...] an unregistered political party in New Zealand. The party was established by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in 2014. The party advocates for less surveillance, copyright reform and cheap internet. From their [...]

25 03, 2014

World Bank Consultation: “Developing a Strategy for Mainstreaming Citizen Engagement”

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00March 25th, 2014|Radar|0 Comments

The World Bank Group is currently asking for input to help develop "a Strategy to Mainstream Citizen Engagement in World Bank Group-Supported Operations." From the website: Developing a Strategy for Mainstreaming Citizen Engagement in World Bank Group Operations How can citizens contribute to better development outcomes? The World Bank Group is developing a coherent approach [...]

9 03, 2014

SecondGov: New Platform for Virtual Policy Making

By |2018-11-21T15:42:17+00:00March 9th, 2014|Open Policymaking, Radar|1 Comment

Pando Daily reports on SecondGov, an interesting new project led by American singer-songwriter Alex Ebert that recently won the inaugural Hackdance, a "celebrity-driven social impact hackathon" that took place in Park City, UT in January and is said to launch publicly "in a few weeks": That project, known as SecondGov, is a virtual government that [...]

29 01, 2014

OIDP Distinction “Best Practice in Citizen Participation”

By |2014-01-29T22:59:48+00:00January 29th, 2014|Awards, Europe, Radar|1 Comment

The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an organization based in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). From their about page: The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy [...]