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Digital Citizenship

Leave our democracy to chance in the future?

This event will be held in German.

As part of the project DECiDe – Digital Identity, European Citizenship and the Future of Democracy, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is currently developing an electronic instrument for conducting secure and cost-effective opinion polls and polls. It is a random sampling system based on digital identities. We want to show that these random samples represent a real added value for participation processes, because they can lower the hurdles and costs of direct participation.

In January, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is conducting a field test at several lectures of the Institute for Computer Science and the Faculty of Law at Humboldt University, to test the technical components to be used in the context of a test poll for the following question:

Are random-based opinion polls and voting a useful mean to bridge the gap between citizens and their institutions?

We would like to discuss the insights gained with students and interested parties afterwards and therefore invite you on

Thursday, 31.01.2019 at 18:00 (Admission: 17:30)
at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Französische Straße 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany with
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingolf Pernice (HIIG)
Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart (HU-Berlin, Institut für Informatik),
und Teresa Völker (HIIG)
Moderation: Dr. Anja Adler (DECiDe-Projekt)

For organisational reasons, please register. Questions regarding the event can be sent to (PGP: 0x0BA57DE84BA3DBEF).

Photo by Edwin Andrade on Unsplash


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Event date

31.01.2019 | 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm ical | gcal


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society,  Französische Straße 9,  10117 Berlin


Kai Gärtner

Former Head of IT | Former Project Lead: DECIDE | Former Researcher: AI & Society Lab


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