In recent decades the Portuguese citizens drifted away significantly from political life, as the growing electoral abstention shows, while the country plunged into a severe financial crisis and the need for an international bailout, with consequences that are proving destructive employment , social cohesion and the discrediting of the political and democratic regime.
AmericaSpeaks is a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to "engage citizens in the public decisions that impact their lives." AmericaSpeaks' work is focused on trying to create opportunities for citizens to impact decisions and to encourage public officials to make informed, lasting decisions. AmericaSpeaks has developed and facilitated deliberative methods such as the 21st Century Town Meeting, which enables facilitated discussion for 500 to 5,000 participants.
Anonymous is a decentralized hacktivist collective. A variety of internet sub-cultures gave birth to the dynamic entity known as Anonymous. The term “anonymous” originally referred to any internet user in general and their anonymous online identity and the term remains to do so. Anonymous, with a capital ‘a,’ arose from an internet meme in 2003.
Artworks Creative Communities is a Bradford-based charity and social enterprise. Since 1998 we have delivered innovative projects that use creativity as a force for change. Working with professional artists and in partnership with organisations across all sectors, Artworks develop and deliver effective projects that use participation in the arts as a tool to inspire, connect & engage.