Digital Citizenship

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

At all political levels, we perceive a growing number of citizens to be dissatisfied with their governmental organizations. At the same time, we believe in the potential of digital technologies to strengthen the interaction between elected officials and their grassroots, away from elections and formal referendums. We foresee a future in which clear and secure digital identities have become the norm for all citizens. With their help, as well as through the algorithmic implementation of lottery procedures (RSV), political representatives can regularly conduct votes and opinion polls and take their results into account.

In the "DECiDe" project, we therefore developed a technical prototype that combined digital identities and voting by means of random selection, i.e. Random Sample Voting (RSV).

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

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Kai Gärtner

Head of IT

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Working paper

Pernice, I. (2019). Digitale Abstimmung, Zufallsauswahl und das Verfassungsrecht: Zur Überbrückung der Kluft zwischen Regierung und Regierten. HIIG Discussion Paper Series. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3456579 Publication details

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

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

Digitaler Salon: E-dentifiziert?
24.04.2019. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: KOOPERATIVE Berlin (National) Further information

Kai Gärtner

Unsere Demokratie zukünftig dem Zufall überlassen?
31.01.2019. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Deutschland (National) Further information

Teresa Völker, Kai Gärtner, Ingolf Pernice

Die Demokratie zukünftig dem Zufall überlassen?
with attending Vip: Moderation. 31.01.2019. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

Anja Adler

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