Civic-Tech von Berlin
Sébastien, international community manager at Voxe, had the amazing opportunity of going to Berlin mainly to participate to the workshop untitled “how to mobilise in a more effective way online and offline communities”.
. This workshop was organised for the EUth project, which is funded by the European Commission, the aim is to establish an international network project. The ultimate aim is to get Europe’s youth onto the political stage. Discutions were really interesting and we notably discussed the differences participatory methods processes of what the good combination between online and offline tools shall be. People from 9 EU countries where represented. We were invited by our friend Antoine Vergne from Missions Publiques.
Moreover, I had the pleasure to meet with Chloé who is in charge of the project called Civocracy. The aim of the project in her own words is “to change the way that communities interact”. That is to say that various kind of actors can contact them (City councils, private sectors, NGOs…) in order to solve several problems at the local level.
They are located in the Impact Hub in a typical neighbourhood of Berlin.
The Impact hub is a transnational network of incubators that are in 77 places around the world (19 are under construction). All the projects that are here have a positive impact in the world. They are always looking for new projects, so if one day you have an amazing idea of wants to run an eco-responsible business, it could be a good door to knock at.
Last but not least, I discover another fascinating project: The European Democracy Lab and its project manager: Victoria. The core issue of the EDL is the promotion of a Respublica Europaea, emphasising the European common good, and the transnationalism of all European policy, beyond the nation state. They are not federalists but their idea goes even further, they believe in a European Republic and strongly promote transparency as much as Voxe.org does.