DigiDEM applied the CODE Europe collaborative methods of crowdsourcing legislation and ‘social listening’ in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Montenegro on the subject of air quality. It aimed to ensure that the collected citizens’ contributions on the topic feed into and impact EU policy-making.
By piloting crowdsourcing and social listening exercises across four EU countries, the project contributes to providing a blueprint for innovative methods of citizen engagement that are implemented as complementary to representative democracy. Through its activities and outputs, DigiDEM also aims to establish a transnational community of policy makers, academics, businesses, NGOs and citizens which will continue to apply and advocate for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to ensure inclusive and collaborative decision-making process at all levels. The final results of DigiDEM will contribute to the final proposals citizens across Europe are making to the EU as it reviews its environmental legislation. The project partners have also worked with local and national authorities in the respective cities and countries on the adoption of citizen-supported policies to improve air quality with activities and policies that are of local and national competence.
DigiDEM is implemented in partnership with:
- European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), Belgium
- Stichting Netwerk Democratie, Netherlands
- Democracy International, Germany
- E-Riigi Akadeemia Sihtasutus, Estonia
- Gradjanska alijansa, Montenegro
ProInfo developed the communication strategy and supported the project partners in its implementation. We also organised a final event in Burgas, Bulgaria, to highlight the project’s achievements.