Digital Citizenship

DECiDe – Digital Identity, European Citizenship and the Future of Democracy

We see an increasing number of citizens dissatisfied with their government organisations, at all political levels. At the same time, we believe in the potential of digital technologies to strengthen the interaction between elected representatives and their basis, away from elections and formal referendums. We foresee a future in which distinct and secure digital identities have become the norm for all citizens. With them, as well as through the algorithmic implementation of Random Sample Voting (RSV), political representatives can regularly conduct votes and opinion polls and take their results into account.

As part of the "Digital Identity, European Citizenship and the Future of Democracy (DECiDE)" project, we are designing and developing a technical prototype that combines digital identities and random sampling voting. In this way, we contribute to the toolbox of political participation and to the sustainability of a living European democracy.

In addition to technical support from our partners, the Swiss Procivis AG and the Random Sample Working Group, we are funded by Advocate Europe and demokratie.io.

Research Team
Publications
Conference Proceedings and other activities
Research Team

Publications

Working paper

Pernice, I. (2018). Stärkung der Demokratie in der digitalen Konstellation. Einführung zur öff. Anhörung des Ausschusses für Verfassungsfragen (AFCO) des Europäischen Parlaments am 25. April 2018 zum Thema: “Globalization Trilemma. How to Reconcile Globalization, Democracy and Welfare – Lessons for the EU. European Parliament: AFCO Hearings. Publication details

Other publications

Tsakiliotis, K. (2019). What if politicians weren’t elected but rather drawn by lot?. Publication details

Tsakiliotis, K. (2019). Applying Sortition in the EU: House of Lots or Random Votes?. Publication details

Tsakiliotis, K. (2018). Report of the Workshop on Digital Identity, Global Citizenship and the Future of Democracy. Publication details

Conference Proceedings and other activities

Moderation of workshops and panels

Digital Identity, Citizenship and Democracy in Europe
Advocate Europe Network Meeting. MitOst e.V.. Vetrinjski Dvor, Maribor, Slovenia: 23.11.2018

Kai Gärtner

Digital Identity, Citizenship and Democracy in Europe
Preisverleihung: Wettbewerb demokratie.io. betterplace lab, BMFSFJ. Mozilla Foundation, Berlin, Germany: 15.11.2018

Kai Gärtner, Konstantinos Tsakiliotis

Organisation of events

Fake News, Online disinformation and democratic processes in Europe
11.01.2019. Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) (International) Further information

Jacek Wiland, Konstantinos Tsakiliotis, Kai Gärtner, Ingolf Pernice

Digital Identity, Citizenship and Democracy in Europe Kick-Off Event
Kick-Off Event: Digital Identity, Citizenship and Democracy in Europe. 20.08.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)

Konstantinos Tsakiliotis, Teresa Völker, Björn Scheuermann, Monique Morrow, Christian Djeffal, Julian Hölzel, Kai Gärtner, Jörg Pohle, Ingolf Pernice

Digital Identity, Global Citizenship and the Future of Democracy Workshop
17.05.2018. Sirius Minds, Berlin, Germany (International)

Konstantinos Tsakiliotis, Christian Djeffal, Ingolf Pernice

 

Duration09/2018 – 08/2019
SponsorsPart of Advocate Europe, the European idea contest by MitOst in cooperation with Liquid Democracy, sponsored by Stiftung Mercator.
Additional Sponsor: demokratie.io
PartnersWissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), The Humanized Internet (THI), Düsseldorfer Institut für Internet und Demokratie (DIID), Institut de Recherche Informatique Fondamentale, Random-Sample-Working-Group and Procivis AG