Sent G. Wierda
Who is representing you? What are the costs of <our> Democracy? Which systems are of influence and result of elections? We would like you to know!
We start with the Netherlands... But eventually whole of Europe needs to know the composition of government, their funding and its usage, the route to take to participate in our democracy. Every citizens should be enabled to control the democratic values and enforce politicians to respect our fundamental rights. Democracy is the result of our combined interpretation of the Human Rights. With our help everyone should be able to understand the different political systems. With our help everyone will be able to determine for themselves the quality of democracy. We hope to start a (next wave of) protest movement fighting for a more radical democracy, an improved democracy, without the errors and obstacles currently present. We would like to show the differences between each European country.
By the end of 2016 we would like to have achieved the following:
- to have an operational website with at least 80% of the available data of two countries (NL & ?), and share our data openly.
- as a platform being used in the lobby for the improvement of democracy.
- publishing the yearly "State of Democracy".
- being able to openly query and test the quality of democracy. We will use the inspiration of others, and develop the toolset.
We already started this project for the Netherlands, prepared to operate virtually without any funding. But we wish to expand to more European countries, professionalize the visuals and connect with other organisations fighting for improving the Democracy of Europe.
Our roadmap starts with the focus upon the Netherlands and develop the foundation: organize the gathered data, visualise, publish.
Funding will operate as a catalyst. It will speed up de process, strengthen the project, widen the coverage and guaranty the continuation of the project. It will partly cover the costs of travel related to the project.
Additional: we would like to have students participate in a hack-a-thon or 'code of summer'-project.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe