Anmerkung: Dies ist die deutsche Übersetzung einer englischen Fallstudie, die von Patrizia Nanz mit Hilfe von Anna Wohlfarth am 04.11.2009 verfasst wurde. Die Originalversion ist abrufbar unter http://participedia.net/cases/b-rgerforum-europa.
Various federal departments and agencies of Canada funded the ChoiceWork Dialogue to learn more about their citizens’ expectations of governments, the private sector, and their communities. The goals that Canadian societies seek to achieve are detailed in a “social contract.” When leaders planned for post-war policies after World War II, a primary result was the birth of a welfare state. By the 1970s, government revenue was unable to sustain the dependent system. The outcome was major changes to trade and economic policy.
(We strongly advise to read the Freerz Manifesto first, in order to understand the core principles We believe in. http://freerz.org)
Many netizens are feel Themselves much more comfortable and free while being on-line, than in Their real-World lives. They have a second life devoted to this virtuality, to this sea of online communities, to this Jungle.
They like to express Their opinions, voice Their concerns and share Their emotions online, while They don't want to do so in the real world.
The Backbone Campaign’s goal is to give a voice to community members and the masses, alike, by way of “Artful Activism” (Backbone Campaign). Through the teaching of non-violent techniques and strategies, the Backbone Campaign looks first to give individuals the tools to have an effective political voice, and second to implement those skills in a manner that generates a dialogue between political leaders and those that they represent.
The Occupy Seattle movement is a Seattle based organization created by the 99%, in response to the 1% who control 99% of all the wealth in America. Through public assembly, the participants challenge the roles of government, corporations, and big banks throughout the greater Seattle area.
Note: Anna Wohlfarth co-wrote the initial Participedia case on BürgerForum Europa.
The Citizens’ Forum is a new form of participation developed by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Ludwig-Erhard Foundation and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation. It is a 6-8 week online deliberation embedded in two live events, one at the beginning of the process and the other one at the end. This article describes the second edition of the Citizens’ Forum Europe.