What are the first three hits you get when you search 'eu is...'?
Is it fascist, doomed, finished?
The web giants' mechanisms decide about the picture of world and the picture influences the reality.
You think you can't do anything about it? You sure can.
Let's summon the citizens jurors from all over Europe and allow them to come up with a formally put recommendation, on what is okay, what is toxic and who actually sets the rules&boundaries.
Let's swallow the red pill.
Bratislava - prepare
Berlin - prepare and finalize
Brussels - summon jurors, give verdict
We need citizens juries as a doorway to a participative Europe.
Europe is flooded by anti-EU hatred generated by algorithms.
Algorithms are not distant, they concern you&me. They undermine human autonomy.
Europe needs to know how to protect it, because human autonomy is what it stands for. 🇪🇺
⚖ advisory recommendation, a concise verdict sent to EU decision-makers → jurors represent electorate – hard to ignore them
🗣 problem treated outside professionals – now media and general public involved
📈 public more sensitive to cyber- questions
♻️ output reusable by any citizens’ initiative
Representativeness and selection criteria is overseen by a company specialised in focus group recruitment. Maximum diversity of the jurors is reached.
Preparatory group of all relevant fields (EU law, IT, AI, human rights, economy) states the questions for the jurors.
3-days session streamed, translated, the whole Europe is engaged.
Innovative because of citizens’ direct involvement in the policy-making process.
Powerful because audience can identify with jurors, they are one of us.
Our 10-yrs-old project of thought-provoking conference has always been about democracy. Its last year edition fully opened our eyes. We're taking the red pill. And what better way than to engage others in the process directly?
(NB: the cover picture is our own screenshot. We couldn't ignore it.)
EU MEPs, European Commission (DG Communication), National governments and legislators, Tech companies, Media - EU-wide, Professionals and activists from the relevant fields.
apart from our established network of partners who will promote the project & support us, we welcome: ideas how to promote the project for the widest reach. tips for hashtags, partnerships, innovative methods. feedback. constructive criticism.