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D-CENT: Democracy reboot: re-imagining democracy and currency in Europe

The D-CENT project

Friday, 14 March 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating decentralised and privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. Together with the citizens and developers, we are creating a decentralised social networking platform for large-scale collaboration and decision-making.  Despite the huge potential of online networks to transform democratic decision making or to enable citizens to shape their own economic destiny, today's Internet has done little to transform current democratic and economic institutions.

On March 14th we will host the D-CENT launch event in London at Nesta and we would like to invite you to attend the event and participate in the working group sessions.

The event will draw a number of high-level policy makers, academics, activists, civic society organisations, and hackers from the field. Together we will dive into new ways of strengthening citizens’ participation and deliberation in the political process presenting already existing digital tools for open democracy, new frameworks for institutional innovation, and alternative economic models based on complementary currencies and digital crypto currencies.







Welcome and Introduction of D-CENT project

Fabrizio Sestini, European Commission Introduction to the EC initiative CAPS (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation) 

D-CENT Overall Vision, Francesca Bria, Nesta

Networked Democracy D-CENT pilots:

Citizen Foundation, Róbert Bjarnason and Gunnar Grimsson

Open Ministry, Joonas Pekkanen

15M Data Anaysis, David Laniado

Digital Social currencies for community empowerment, Denis Roio, Dyne.org
and Stefano Lucarelli, Unisor, University of Bergamo (SAEMQ Department)
andnDencentralised critical infrastructures: regaining citizens’ control of social data, Harry Halpin, W3C and Evan Henshaw-Plath, Itzel/Neo




Panel Discussion, chaired by Geoff Mulgan: Rebooting democracy: rethinking participation and institutional innovation


Brigitta Jonsdottir, Pirate Party Iceland

Davide Barillari, M5S Italy

Tom Steinberg, mySociety

Javier Toret Medina, PartidoX Spain

Jarmo Eskelinen, Forum Virium Helsinki

Meg Hillier MP, Digital Democracy Commission, House of Commons

Pia Mancini, Director of Net Democracy



Coffee Break



Panel Discussion, chaired by Bernard Lietaer: Digital currencies and new economic institutions


Stacy Herbert, co-host of Keiser report on RT

Carlos de Freitas, Instituto Palmas Europe and FMDV - Global Fund for Cities 

Andrea Fumagalli, Unisor Pavia University

John Clippinger, MIT and ID3

Felix Martin, Author of Money, The Unauthorized Biography






Working groups with 15 min break at 15:45 - 16:00

Group 1: New institutional Models linked to new currencies (Facilitator Danis Roio)

Group2: Democracy infrastructures: Projects pechakucha. Gap analysis and model for collaboration (Facilitator Jon Kingsbury)

Group3: Protocols for decentralized trust networks and identity (Facilitator Harry Halpin)



Wrap-up and conclusions: How do Reboot democracy and reinvent institutions in Europe



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When & Where

1 Plough Place
EC4A 1DE London
United Kingdom

Friday, 14 March 2014 from 09:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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The D-CENT project

The D-CENT project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 610349

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