Europe by the People: PPA gaat Europese Grondwet crowdsourcen

De Amsterdamse Piratenpartij gaat een Europese Grondwet crowdsourcen. Donderdag 26 mei lanceren de piraten een online platform waarop alle Europeanen input kunnen leveren.

(for English, see below)

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De Piratenpartij is een wereldwijde beweging van politieke partijen die strijden voor meer transparantie, burgerrechten en democratische vernieuwing. Amsterdam is tot de zomer hoofdstad van Europa, omdat Nederland voorzitter van de Europese Unie is.

Het platform wordt gelanceerd in Amsterdam, maar zal door iedereen in Europa kunnen worden gebruikt. Doel is om een document te creeëren met gedeelde waarden en een gezamenlijk idee voor de toekomst van Europa, zeggen de initiatiefnemers. Dit document moet in de plaats komen van het Verdrag van Lissabon, een ‘grondwet’ die van bovenaf is opgelegd door Europese politici.

De piraten hopen dat mensen in heel Europa actief mee doen om deze crowdsource-actie tot een succes te maken. Hoe meer mensen meedoen, hoe meer kracht het document krijgt. Het gehele platform is open source en vrij toegankelijk. Het is ontwikkeld in IJsland, waar men al eerder een grondwet maakte met behulp van crowdsourcing.

Via www.peoplesconstitution.eu kunnen mensen zelf de grondwet bewerken en nieuwe artikelen toevoegen. De Piratenpartij werkt voor deze campagne samen met allerlei Europese organisaties die op hun eigen manier bezig zijn met democratische vernieuwing. De Kick-Off zal plaatsvinden op donderdag 26 mei, om 19:30 uur, op de Kop van het Java-eiland in Amsterdam, waar tot aan de zomer de FabCity campus is neergestreken. Meer details over de Kick-Off vindt u hier.

Volledig Programma Kick-Off:

  • Introduction to the Crowdsource Europe campaign and the origins of this project, by Thomas de Groot.
  • Presentation about organizing civic summits and crowdsourcing a constitution in Iceland, by Bart Cosijn from Burgertop Amsterdam.
  • Introduction to e-Democracy and ‘What’s Next For Iceland’, by Matthijs Pontier.
  • Let’s Write a Constitution Together! We will submit ideas and work on the constitution together and test the platform LIVE so bring your laptop!

About our speakers:
Thomas De Groot is a deputy council member for the Piratenpartij Amsterdam in Amsterdam-West and co-initiator of Crowdsource Europe: Crowdsourcing a European Constitution

Bart Cosijn leads debates, dialogues and conferences. Next to that, he is initiator of Burgertop Amsterdam, together with Yvette Kouwenhoven-Jeuken. With this project he wants to improve local democracy and improve the influence of the people on political decision making.
In preparation of the Burgertop in Amsterdam he interviewed several people about the design process of the “People’s Constitution” in Iceland.
During the launch event, he will speak about how the People’s Constitution inspired him and which lessones he learned from this initiative.

Dr. Matthijs Pontier was lead candidate for the Piratenpartij [NL] during the European elections in 2014. He got in contact with the Citizens Foundation to realize an e-democracy platform and spoke with Birgitta Jonsdottir and other active members of the Piratenpartij (IJsland) about the People’s Constitution in Iceland. He is a co-initiator of Crowdsource Europe: Crowdsourcing a European Constitution

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Voor vragen over dit project of interviewverzoeken kunt u contact opnemen met Thomas de Groot (t.de.groot [at] amsterdam [dot] nl of +31 6 417 287 85) of Matthijs Pontier (matthijs [at] piratenpartij [dot] nl of +31 6 373 84 335).

 

Europe by the People: The Amsterdam Pirateparty is Crowdsourcing a European Constitution

The Amsterdam Pirateparty is launching a platform to crowdsource a European Constitution: by the people, for the people. The platform is created using open source software that was created in Iceland.

The Pirateparty is a worldwide movement of local political parties that want to increase transparancy in politics and improve democracy by using more innovative tools. Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, currently chair of the European Union.

The platform will be launched in Amsterdam, but everyone all over Europe will be able to participate. The people behind this project say that the goal is to create a document that caputres the shared values and collective ideas for the future of Europe. This document will have to replace the Lisbon Treaty, which they claim was imposed on the people from above by European technocrats.

The pirates hope people all over Europe will actively collaborate to make this crowdsourcing-campaign a success. The more people participate, the more power the document will have. The entire platform is open source en accesible by everyone. It is built on YourPriorities, a platform that was used in Iceland to crowdsource a constitution.

On www.peoplesconstitution.eu people can write their own constitution, discuss ideas and add sections to the document. For this project, the Amsterdam Pirateparty is bringing together organisations from all over the world to work together. The Kick-Off meeting will be held at the FabCity Campus in Amsterdam on Thursday the 26th of May at 8pm. More details here:

Full Programme Kick-Off:

  • Introduction to the Crowdsource Europe campaign and the origins of this project, by Thomas de Groot.
  • Presentation about organizing civic summits and crowdsourcing a constitution in Iceland, by Bart Cosijn from Burgertop Amsterdam.
  • Introduction to e-Democracy and ‘What’s Next For Iceland’, by Matthijs Pontier.
  • Let’s Write a Constitution Together! We will submit ideas and work on the constitution together and test the platform LIVE so bring your laptop!

About our speakers:
Thomas De Groot is a deputy council member for the Piratenpartij Amsterdam in Amsterdam-West and co-initiator of Crowdsource Europe: Crowdsourcing a European Constitution

Bart Cosijn leads debates, dialogues and conferences. Next to that, he is initiator of Burgertop Amsterdam, together with Yvette Kouwenhoven-Jeuken. With this project he wants to improve local democracy and improve the influence of the people on political decision making.
In preparation of the Burgertop in Amsterdam he interviewed several people about the design process of the “People’s Constitution” in Iceland.
During the launch event, he will speak about how the People’s Constitution inspired him and which lessones he learned from this initiative.

Dr. Matthijs Pontier was lead candidate for the Piratenpartij [NL] during the European elections in 2014. He got in contact with the Citizens Foundation to realize an e-democracy platform and spoke with Birgitta Jonsdottir and other active members of the Piratenpartij (IJsland) about the People’s Constitution in Iceland. He is a co-initiator of Crowdsource Europe: Crowdsourcing a European Constitution

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Question and press requests can be directed at Thomas de Groot (t.de.groot [at] amsterdam [dot] nl or call at +31 6 417 287 85 or Matthijs Pontier (matthijs [at] piratenpartij [dot] nl of +31 6 373 84 335).

 

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