How to harness Smarter Crowdsourcing for stronger EU policies and democracy

A 1-day opportunity for EU policy-makers and civil society change-makers

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On the occasion of International Democracy Day, the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), Dreamocracy, and Smarter Together presented the potential of advanced forms of crowdsourcing for public administration and democracy at EU level. 

We brought together strategic actors of EU policy making and citizen engagement, all driven by the desire to strengthen our democratic model. Participants tested out new innovative methods and learned how to:

  • Co-produce solutions on complex policy issues at EU level
  • Combine expert-based crowdsourcing with problem solving and scenario planning
  • Integrate the agility and diversity of crowdsourcing with careful curation of expertise
  • Produce policy relevant forecasts thanks to large numbers of guesses
  • Mobilise citizens to help monitor the implementation of EU policies


Masterclass’ targets

  • predict complex events thanks to crowd forecasting
  • combine insights from large groups of citizens and experts to inform policy making
  • improve policy making legitimacy thanks to co-production techniques
  • discover new evidence methods of crowdsourcing



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