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Toward a Crowdsourcing Pilot at the EU level: Taking Decisions with Citizens and Not for Them

by European Citizen Action Service

Oct 26, 2016

Existing forums for citizen participation in the EU have proven ineffective in bridging the democratic deficit.The crises the EU is currently facing call for more innovative forms of citizen engagement in order to re-gain their trust in the European project. ECAS believes there is a political 'window of opportunity' for the EU to reconnect with its citizens by taking advantage of rapid technological developments and proposing alternative forms of engagement.