Data

General Issues
Media, Telecommunications & Information
Science & Technology
Governance & Political Institutions
Location
Madrid
Spain
Components of this Case
El Proyecto Participación Ciudadana y Aplicación de Gobierno Abierto
Turnómetro
Digidem Guide
Parent of this Case
ICT Facilitation of Citizen Participation, Open Government, and Public Service Delivery in Madrid
Links
http://inteligenciacolectiva.cc/proyectos
Start Date
End Date
Time Limited or Repeated?
Repeated over time
Purpose/Goal
Deliver goods & services
Research
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Co-production in form of partnership and/or contract with government and/or public bodies
Civil society building
Spectrum of Public Participation
Collaborate
Total Number of Participants
80
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All With Special Effort to Recruit Some Groups
Targeted Demographics
Experts
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Informal Social Activities
Teaching/Instructing
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Information & Learning Resources
Not Relevant to this Type of Initiative
Decision Methods
Not Applicable
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
New Media
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Implementers of Change
Lay Public
Experts
Elected Public Officials

CASE

2016 Collective Intelligence for Democracy Workshop (Medialab-Prado's ParticipaLAB, Madrid)

First Submitted By Scott Fletcher, Participedia Team

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General Issues
Media, Telecommunications & Information
Science & Technology
Governance & Political Institutions
Location
Madrid
Spain
Components of this Case
El Proyecto Participación Ciudadana y Aplicación de Gobierno Abierto
Turnómetro
Digidem Guide
Parent of this Case
ICT Facilitation of Citizen Participation, Open Government, and Public Service Delivery in Madrid
Links
http://inteligenciacolectiva.cc/proyectos
Start Date
End Date
Time Limited or Repeated?
Repeated over time
Purpose/Goal
Deliver goods & services
Research
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Approach
Co-production in form of partnership and/or contract with government and/or public bodies
Civil society building
Spectrum of Public Participation
Collaborate
Total Number of Participants
80
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All With Special Effort to Recruit Some Groups
Targeted Demographics
Experts
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Informal Social Activities
Teaching/Instructing
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Information & Learning Resources
Not Relevant to this Type of Initiative
Decision Methods
Not Applicable
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
New Media
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Implementers of Change
Lay Public
Experts
Elected Public Officials

An annual event that invites multidisciplinary teams to create digital prototypes for the facilitation of collective intelligence, participatory democracy, and civic engagement. The 2016 workshop drew participants from 30 countries who collaborated on 8 new technologies.

 

Note: a Spanish version of this case entry is available at: https://participedia.xyz/case/4670

 

Problems and Purpose

 How can we activate collective intelligence processes? How can these processes improve the way that democracy functions? Can public policy be constructed using democratic participation tools, platforms and methodologies created by citizens on a collaborative basis?

We need new tools to help us move towards a direct and deliberative democracy using the possibilities offered by the new network technologies. The democratic cities of the future demand new technologies to enable us to undertake distributed forms of political action and collaborative decision-making. 

MediaLab-Prado's Collective Intelligence for Democracy Workshop is an annual event that invites multidisciplinary teams to create digital prototypes for the facilitation of collective intelligence, participatory democracy, and civic engagement. The 2016 workshop, hosted, as ever, in Madrid's MediaLab-Prado - a social innovation lab -  saw eight teams work together on projects considering collective intelligence and its relationship to democracy. The projects attempted to address subjects as diverse as collaborative legislation, digital tools, gamification, democratic deliberation, bottom-up processes and distributed democracy. 

Background History and Context

MediaLab-Prado and the Collective Intelligence Workshop are both part of a city-wide initiative to increase citizen participation, create government transparency, and improve public-service delivery using information and communications technology. Madrid's committment to the use and expansion of civic tech has been officially supported and implemented since 2013.  

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

The event is organized by MediaLab-Prado with the financial support of the City of Madrid. 

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Eight multidisciplinary teams were select through an open call for project proposals. The workshop was specifically targetted at hackers, activists, politicians, programmers, designers, participation experts and any other person with an interest in direct democracy and digital citizen participation. Participedia was selected to take part in the workshop. 

Methods and Tools Used

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Deliberation, Decisions, and Public Interaction

Through a series of workshops and participant-led meetings, the eight multidisciplinary teams worked collaboratively to create new digital prototypes to facilitate and open new paths to direct democratic participation via the internet. Participants were asked not to "re-invent the wheel" but to prioritise projects that build on or improve existing developments, hacking digital open-source platforms to give them new uses and even designing participation processes using existing tools.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

There were several projects developed during the workshop with many still in development: 

Analysis and Lessons Learned

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See Also

MediaLab-Prado 

ICT Facilitation of Citizen Participation, Open Government, and Public Service Delivery in Madrid 

References

http://inteligenciacolectiva.cc/proyectos

http://inteligenciacolectiva.cc/post/153993706517/ocho-iniciativas-para-la-reinventar-la-democracia

External Links

https://www.medialab-prado.es/

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