Democracy and participation, Democracy manipulated by the virtual world, Citizens participation in the EU legislation process

Take the red pill❗️


Who is behind this?

Marta Šimečková

Projekt Forum


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

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.

Where will your idea take place?

Bratislava - prepare

Berlin - prepare and finalize

Brussels - summon jurors, give verdict

Why does Europe need your idea?

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. 🇪🇺

What is your impact?

⚖ 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

How do you get there?

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.

What is your story?

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.)

Who are you doing it for?

EU MEPs, European Commission (DG Communication), National governments and legislators, Tech companies, Media - EU-wide, Professionals and activists from the relevant fields.

Internet user.
European citizen.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

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.


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Idea created on Jan. 14, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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