28 November from 10.30 to 12.30 - Room 11 - Palais de l'Europe

Interpretation: FR/EN

 

Will intelligent software and platforms which are able to extract a dominant narrative from unstructured conversations remain prototypes or will they be mainstreamed by democratic institutions to include citizens in deliberation and decision-making?

CiviQ, Ireland

The goal of CiviQ is to enable fair and transparent engagement of all social perspectives during consultations and deliberations on a policy issue in order to enhance the sustainability of the outcome. The process captures and analyses a broad stream of naturally expressed opinion on an issue (e.g. in newspapers, radio interviews, interviews etc) and opinions expressed during consultations. A small number of participants are asked to subjectively evaluate the statements by ranking them in a particular grid. From these data they extract the main narratives or social discourses on an issue. During live deliberations, this method is used to support visualisation of opinion positions and changes during the course of the meeting.

Website: http://www.civiq.eu

Presenters

Ms Vanessa LISTON, Ireland, Co-founder of CiviQ

Vanessa Liston is Co-founder of CiviQ. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin where she held a Government of Ireland scholarship. Vanessa also has a background in Web technologies and a management consulting career in the IT industry. Prior to this, Vanessa worked in international development as a grassroots development worker supporting the growth of a highly successful community school. Vanessa's research interests in democratic practice and Web 2.0 drove a research program on how to improve citizen/government engagement using collaborative technologies.

 @listonv


Mr Mark O'TOOLE, Ireland, Co-founder of CiviQ 

Mark O'Toole is Co-founder of CiviQ. Since 2002 Mark has been an Information Systems Project Manager for Kilkenny County Council. His research interests include deliberative democracy, Web 2.0, collaboration, Knowledge Management, Content Management, Data Visualisation, Open Source software and Business Intelligence. Since 2008 Mark has been an advocate within government circles for the use of social and collaborative technologies to improve the quality of both government services and of government interactions with citizens.

 @convex02l


Discussants

Discussants are invited to make critical comments during the lab on the impact, transferrability, sustainability and risk of the initiative.

Mr Khalil AL-HAMAR, Kuwait, Founder & CEO of Edges Media Company

Khalil AlHamar is a young Kuwaiti entrepreneur. He is the founder & CEO of Edges Media Company in Kuwait, head of the organizing committee of Bloggers Gathering, blogger (q8path.com) and member in the Social Media Club. Khalil possesses a variety of creative skills in gadgets, technology, apps, graphic design and web development. In the past two years, he engaged mostly in social media and the blogging community.

 @Khalilalhamar


Mr Tim HUGHES, United Kingdom, Researcher at Involve

Tim Hughes is a researcher at Involve – a UK based think tank that specialises in developing the theory and practice of public participation. Tim currently leads Involve's work on open government and coordinates the UK Open Government Partnership civil society network. Among other things, his research has covered open government, public dialogue and citizen engagement. Tim has advised local and national organisations on citizen engagement, and holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a BA in Social Policy and Administration.

 @TimJHughes


 Mr Giacomo Mazzone, Italy, Head of Institutional Relations and Member Relations (South), European Broadcasting Union
Giacomo Mazzone is in charge of coordinating the presence of broadcasters into EuroDIG and the Internet Governance Forum, a consultative body to the UN Secretary General for the Internet, and of the relations with Arabic and South Mediterranean broadcasters. Previously, he has been Head of RAI International Relations, member of the founding team of Euronews in Lyon (1992-1997), and project manager (1997-2001) for the set-up and launch of the all-news channel RAI News 24. He has also been Deputy Director at Euronews where he was in charge of EU affairs, deputy director at RAI, and chairman of the EBU all news TV channels group for 5 years.
Twitter: @paneikon
Mr Giacomo Mazzone, Italy, Head of Institutional Relations and Member Relations (South), European Broadcasting Union
Giacomo Mazzone is in charge of coordinating the presence of broadcasters into EuroDIG and the Internet Governance Forum, a consultative body to the UN Secretary General for the Internet, and of the relations with Arabic and South Mediterranean broadcasters. Previously, he has been Head of RAI International Relations, member of the founding team of Euronews in Lyon (1992-1997), and project manager (1997-2001) for the set-up and launch of the all-news channel RAI News 24. He has also been Deputy Director at Euronews where he was in charge of EU affairs, deputy director at RAI, and chairman of the EBU all news TV channels group for 5 years.
Twitter: @paneiko
Mr Giacomo MAZZONE, Italy, Head of Institutional Relations and Member Relations (South), European Broadcasting Union

Giacomo Mazzone is in charge of coordinating the presence of broadcasters into EuroDIG and the Internet Governance Forum, a consultative body to the UN Secretary General for the Internet, and of the relations with Arabic and South Mediterranean broadcasters. Previously, he has been Head of RAI International Relations, member of the founding team of Euronews in Lyon (1992-1997), and project manager (1997-2001) for the set-up and launch of the all-news channel RAI News 24. He has also been Deputy Director at Euronews where he was in charge of EU affairs, deputy director at RAI, and chairman of the EBU all news TV channels group for 5 years.

 @paneikon


Rapporteur to the plenary session

Mr Artur MOCHALOV, Russia, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, Activist

Artur Mochalov is an associate professor and a researcher at the Urals State Law Academy, Yekaterinburg.  In 2009 he got a ‘candidate of juridical sciences' (PhD) degree. When he was a student he worked as a lawyer for different NGOs and projects dealing with human rights. Now he is a member of the Inter-Regional Association of Constitutionalists and coordinator of its Youth branch in Sverdlovsk region. He is engaged in legal research on democracy, participation, federalism, and local self-government.

Moderator

Mr André-Jacques DODIN, Head of Division of Intergovernmental Co-operation and Youth Policy, Youth Department, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Council of Europe

cartoonist

Mr Laurent SALLES

Your opinion

Does/Do the following initiative(s) increase significantly citizens' influence in the policy-making process and/or make democratic institutions more transparent, responsive and accountable? 

For the CiviQ initiative:
% Голоса
94% 732
a. Yes
6% 50
b. No

Всего голосов: 782

Голосование отключено, поскольку опрос завершился 29.11.13 12:00.