November 14, 2023
We 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 person to tell us about this initiative.
1. What is ‘Volem Decidir!’ and how does it fit into the fra...
November 9, 2023
Representatives 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 framework of the European Capital of Democracy, brought together experts such as Laura Dornheim, Councillor ...
October 24, 2023
Twenty European cities collaborate to promote municipal democracy
From 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 to exchange knowledge, experiences and practices related to the promotion of democracy at the munici...
October 23, 2023
A three-day event held at the Canodrom exploring the convergence of Technology, Democracy and Collective Intelligence
This October, the city of Barcelona hosted an exceptional event that explores the intersection between technology and democracy. Decidim Fest 2023 has brought together brilliant minds from around the world to debate the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its relationship with citizen participation.
With the motto "Democracy, Technology and Collective Intelligence", this annual meeting took place at the Canòdrom - Ateneu d'Innovación Digital i Democrà...