NEE Invites You the the Personal Democracy Forum!
On March 13th-14th, the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw will turn into a space for debate about the use of new technology in politics. Politicians, local activists and activists from Poland and East-Central Europe will arrive in Warsaw. This all will be part of the Second Edition of hte Personal Democracy Forum, the most important event devoted to open government in Europe. The conference is co-ogranised by the Polish NGO Fundacja ePaństwo, the publisher of Sejmometr.pl and the initiator of the project Koduj dla Polski.
This year’s edition focuses on how civic engagement presently appears as well as how it will develop in the future. In our region there are many active non-government organisations that deal with transparency, access to public information, the responsibility of the authorities and who also take advantage of active technologies.
“We want to think together about how collaboration between the public administration, citizens and third sector organisations can further look with the use of technology,” says Daniel Macyszyn, CEO of the ePaństwo Foundation.
This is why PDF’s purpose is – in addition to strengthening cooperation between the government, citizens and third sector – the initiation of discussion about the level of the use of technology in civic activity in the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe as well as calling activists and the authorities to act. The question we ask is: can we wake up and take advantage of the opportunities given to us?
Among the invited guests are activists for internet freedom: Daniel Domsheit Berg, a collaborator of Julian Assange in the WikiLeaks project, who is best known to Poles from the film The Fifth Estate, as well as Marko Rakar, the internet Don Quixote from Croatia. Politicians will also be present, including the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk Paweł Adamowicz, who will discuss the policy of open data in his city, as well as pro-democracy activists from Ukraine.
The whole program is available on the website of PDF 2014: http://personaldemocracy.com/conferences/europe/2014-PL
The event is free. To participate, please register on: http://pdfplcee2014.eventbrite.com/