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Technology and participatory democracy: Global perspectives from the Decidim platform
April 11, 2024Reflections and experiences around the digital challenges of participatory democracy based on three international experiences articulated through the Decidim platform: Brazil and New York.The Canòdrom - Ateneu d'Innovació Digital i Democràtica, hosted an intense day of exchange and reflection on April 11 as part of the European Capital of Democracy. Under the title 'Policies and technologies for participatory democracy. Global perspectives from the Decidim platform, democratic qual…
The Metropolitan Manifest Assembly celebrates its first meeting in Barcelona
March 21, 2024The objective of the deliberative process is to imagine metropolitan spaces that can influence cultural policies from the perspective of an ecosocial transitionThe former headquarters of Editorial Gustavo Gili, in Barcelona, ​​hosted this Thursday, March 21, the first of the three face-to-face meetings of debates of the Metropolitan Manifest Assembly, which aims to explore and experiment with new spaces of governance and democratic processes in the development of cultural policies.…
Barcelona hands over the relay trophy to Vienna, the successor of the European Capital of Democracy
February 20, 2024The Deputy Mayor, Maria Eugènia Gay, traveled to the capital of Austria to pass on the baton and congratulate Mayor Michael LudwigVienna has been designated as the second European Capital of Democracy for 2024-2025, in recognition of its dedication to promoting democratic dialogue and citizen participation. On this Tuesday, February 20, the Mayor of the Austrian city, Michael Ludwig, received from the Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, Maria Eugènia Gay, the relay trophy. She highlighte…
The game jam Truth, Lies & Democracy will take place at the Canódromo within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy
February 1, 2024Combating fake news through video gamesFrom May 17 to 19, the Canódromo - Ateneo de Innovación Digital y Democrática will host 'Truth, Lies & Democracy', a three-day game jam to develop video games and interactive proposals to defend democracy and fight against fake news and misinformation. The event will bring together prominent professionals from the gaming, technology, politics, and communication industries.The initiative aims to educate players about democratic decision-makin…
The Manifesta Metropolitan Assembly kicks off within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy
January 30, 2023The deliberative process will involve 60 individuals from 12 cities in the metropolitan region of BarcelonaHow can we create spaces in the metropolitan region that positively impact culture? How can we do so while adopting a more environmentally friendly lifestyle? These are some of the questions that the first Manifesta Metropolitan Assembly aims to address, starting on January 30 with an open call for participants (who can register until February 19 at 23:59) and the first asse…
Open call for grants for innovative projects, this year also within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy 2024
December 19, 2023The Barcelona City Council aims to boost citizen participation and democratic innovation through grants for events and projects between January 8 and January 25, 2024.The City Council has announced an open call for grants for district and city projects, activities, and services for the year 2024. The call will be open from January 8 to January 25, 2024, and, on this occasion, it also includes projects within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy. This is a unique op…
The PEMB, coordinator of the ECoD with the Barcelona City Council, celebrates the 1st edition of the Metropolitan Commitment Awards 2030
December 12, 2023The awarded projects are committed to sustainability and multi-actor collaboration, consolidating the metropolitan region as a reference in urban transformationUnder the umbrella of the European Capital of Democracy, the Barcelona Metropolitan Strategic Plan (PEMB), which is part of the technical office of the ECoD with the Barcelona City Council, has successfully delivered the 1st edition of the Metropolitan Commitment Awards 2030. This public recognition event has highlighted …
Interview with Elisenda Ortega about the project ‘Volem Decidir!
November 14, 2023We interviewed Elisenda Ortega, Head of the Participation Promotion Department at the Barcelona City Council. She leads the project Volem Decidir!, which is presented within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy and aims to promote children's participation in the city of Barcelona, involving children and adolescents aged 8 to 17. Her experience in various innovative processes and her commitment to participatory democracy for children and youth make her the ideal per…
Smart City Expo debate on open source and technology to meet Europe's digital challenges
November 9, 2023Representatives of different European cities analyze new ways to enhance digital democracy in the framework of the European Capital of Democracy.In the red room of the Smart City Expo World Congress held at Fira Barcelona from 7 to 9 November, Arnau Monterde, director of Democratic Innovation of the Barcelona City Council, led a panel discussion entitled "Public code and technologies: next digital and democratic challenges for Europe". This event, which took place in the framewor…
Barcelona hosts the ECoD Cities Network meeting
October 24, 2023Twenty European cities collaborate to promote municipal democracyFrom October 17 to 19, Barcelona was the scene of an outstanding event: the meeting of the ECoD City Network, a unique collaboration between 21 cities from 13 European countries. This network, which includes the cities of Barcelona, ​​Burgos, Braga, Valongo, Cascais, Bologna, Sarajevo, Durrës, Tirana, Izmir, Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Metz, Brussels, Antwerp, Leipzig, Kiev, Gdansk, Opole and Rzeszow, meets regularly …
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