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Wednesday, July 5 • 15:00 - 16:00
Democracy needs a serious technological update, here comes civic tech

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Democracy is a work in progress and shall not be taken for granted. Aiming to address the structural flaws of our institutions  and stimulate citizen engagement, civic technologies find themselves in a deadlock. Although opening government through transparency, participation and collaboration has proven impactful, online participation is quantitatively and qualitatively low and, the technical infrastructure of some our online democratic tools is more opaque and centralized than our current institutions. Drawing on the experience of Open Source Politics in digital democracy as well as the expertise of international speakers, we will outline best and worst practices to build open and efficient concertation processes that guarantee sense, power and time. 

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Amélie Banzet

Head of Open government programme, Etalab
Amélie Banzet is in charge of the Open government programme within Etalab, the French task force for Open data and Open government. | Etalab is part of the Secretariat-General for Government Modernization, within the Prime minister office, where it carries out radically inn... Read More →
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Paul-Marie Carfantan

Instigator, Civic Lab Barcelona
Paul-Marie is a French postgraduate student at LSE and, a civic tech entrepreneur everywhere else but especially in Barcelona. Since 2016, Paul-Marie has been successfully working and collaborating in a series of projects within the structure he co-founded to democratize digital... Read More →
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Valentin Chaput

Co-founder and co-chair, Open Source Politics
Valentin Chaput has a ten years background in French and European politics and public affairs. He co-founded Open Source Politics (social start-up) and Open Democracy Now (cycle of hackathons) to promote the development of civic digital commons in France. He intervene as an exper... Read More →
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Virgile Deville

Civic tech entrepreneur @Open Source Politics @Democracy Earth and @Open Democracy Now, Open Source Politics
Graduated from Sciences Po Paris and HEC Montréal, Virgile is a civic tech entrepreneur. He co-founded Open Source Politics (OSP), a startup that implements open source civic tech software for public institutions. Last year OSP worked on over 20 online and offline consultation p... Read More →
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Pia Mancini

Pia Mancini is committed to open-sourcing democracies in the digital age. She wants to enable every citizen to participate in day-to-day politics. She co-founded the DemocracyOS foundation, which designed a digital tool for citizen engagement, and the Net Party, an Argentinian po... Read More →

Wednesday July 5, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
05. Factory 1 place de la Pointe, 93500 Pantin

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