Supporting participation projects worldwide

Since its foundation in 2010, the Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy in Berlin, Germany is dedicated to promote the use of electronic media for democratic processes.

Our members support democracy development from local communities to intergovernmental organizations with practical experience in planning and implementing electronic participation systems.

UNDP conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy”

Islamabad, Pakistan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy”.

Photo: Burhan Rasool

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“Conectados por la Paz” - Peace in Colombia's internal armed conflict

Bogotá, Colombia

The Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (OACP) to the Colombian government has invited Andreas Nitsche, Association for Interactive Democracy, to attend the conference “Conectados por la Paz” organized by OACP, MinTIC and FiP.

Photo: OACP

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“Political Parties and the Citizens”

Yangon, Myanmar

Organized by ASEF Singapur,
International IDEA Stock­holm,
Hanns Seidel Foundation Munich.

Foto: Hanns Seidel Foundation

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International launch of
“The Principles of LiquidFeedback”

The Hague, The Netherlands

Ingrid van Engelshoven, deputy mayor and alderman for Education and Public Services of The Hague receives the first copy of “The Principles of LiquidFeedback”.

Photo: NIMD

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Exchange of experiences

Self organization and participation.
Technology and democracy.

Photo: NIMD

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Member of Honour Waltraut Tänzler wins the Special Prize of the Vevey International Photography Award, Switzerland

by Axel Kistner on September 09, 2016

The Berlin artist Waltraut Tänzler, Member of Honour of the Association for Interactive Democracy since 2014, has won the Special Prize of the Vevey International Photography Award with her project “EYES ON BORDERs”. [1] The project will be presented on the Festival Images in Vevey, Switzerland, from 10. September 2016 to 2. Oktober 2016. [2]

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LiquidFeedback in London, Turin and San Donà di Piave

by Andreas Nitsche on July 01, 2016

“WeGovNow! - Towards We-Government: Collective and participative approaches for addressing local policy challenges” is an OpenStreetMap based E-Government solution to be validated and evaluated in London Southwark (UK), Turin (Italy) and San Donà di Piave (Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy) [1]. WeGovNow will seamlessly integrate applications such as Community Maps, GeoKey, FirstLife, ImproveMyCity, LiquidFeedback and OntoMap. The project will add new modules such as a TrustedMarketplace and be open for existing citizen services and third party applications in general. Mobile use will be possible with WeGovNow apps as well as third party apps. Municipalities can allow login by Facebook Login, Google Sign­In and Microsoft Account. For certain actions in WeGovNow municipalities may also require a verification by a national or local identity provider. Voting privileges can be gained by verification of an existing account.

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Keynote speech on LiquidFeedback at COST Action Industry Day in Toulouse, France

by Axel Kistner on June 21, 2016

The COST Action IC1205 Industry Day [1] is held in Toulouse, France on June 21, 2016. The aim of the Industry Day is to bridge the gap between current theoretical research in computational social choice and innovative applications in industry and policy making related to collective decision making.

Andreas Nitsche, board member of the Association for Interactive Democracy, will deliver a keynote on the topic “LiquidFeedback and a fair process of decision making”. Other keynote speakers are Craig Boutilier (Google, USA), Elliott Peranson (National Matching Services Inc., Canada), Jacques Traoré (Orange Labs, France) and Matthew Robb (NHS Blood and Transplant, UK).

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LiquidFeedback for Swiss water supply and distribution

by Axel Kistner on May 25, 2016

The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute [1] in Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland executed a creative workshop for members of the Swiss water economy in October 2015. In cooperation with partners from science, economy and culture the participants discussed extreme scenarios for the management of water supply and distribution. LiquidFeedback [2] was used to discuss, comment and evaluate several scenarios. The workshop also revealed the chances provided by LiquidFeedback for restructuring currently static procedures and complex processes.

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City of Achim, Germany launches achim-dialog based on LiquidFeedback

by Axel Kistner on May 01, 2016

The City of Achim, Germany launches the participation platform achim-dialog based on LiquidFeedback.

All residents of the city from the age of 16 and local businesses are invited to join the political debate and vote on all city affairs in the subject areas “Economy and commerce”, “Social affairs and education”, “Urban development, environment, traffic and drainage” as well as “Culture, sports and tourism”.

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LiquidFeedback 3.1 for democratic software and product development

by Andreas Nitsche on December 14, 2015

Today the Public Software Group published the software LiquidFeedback 3.1. LiquidFeedback is a software for proposition development and decision making using the internet and allowing large scale groups to develop and decide on propositions in a fair democractic process. The most significant innovation of version 3.1 is the possible integration of revision control systems as first described by Björn Swierczek in Summer 2015 in the paper “Democratic File Revision Control with LiquidFeedback”.

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Association for Interactive Democracy (LiquidFeedback) in Bogotá, Colombia

by Axel Kistner on August 06, 2015

The Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (OACP) to the Colombian government has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy to attend the conference “Conectados por la Paz” in Bogotá, Colombia on August 5, 2015. Public officials and advisors from different agencies of the national government and members of civil society organizations, examined the role that ICT could play in the promotion of citizen engagement during the implementation of the agreements that result from the current peace negotiations between the Colombian Government and the FARC.

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Democracy conquers software and product development as well as knowledge management

by Axel Kistner on July 28, 2015

Björn Swierczek, co-developer of the open source software LiquidFeedback, is presenting a prototype of a new technology to the public today. It combines the concepts of LiquidFeedback with revision control systems, such as the software “Git” by the Linux developer Linus Torvalds.

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LiquidFeedback joins CAPS 2015 at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium

by Axel Kistner on July 10, 2015

Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy has been invited to represent LiquidFeedback at the CAPS2015 conference under the aegis of the European Commission and coordinated by Sigma Orionis. For the second time, leading Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) gathered in Brussels, Belgium on July 7 and 8, 2015.

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Liquid Democracy research: mathematical proof shows structural deficits of preferential delegations; LiquidFeedback not affected by findings

by Andreas Nitsche on March 28, 2015

Just recently, Liquid Democracy enthusiasts suggested alternative delegation models different from the transitive delegations used in LiquidFeedback. These models are the so-called “preferential delegations” and also different hybrids combining the ideas of preferential and transitive delegations.

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Presentation and Workshop “LiquidFeedback for Georgian Political Parties” in Tbilisi, Georgia

by Andreas Nitsche on November 03, 2014

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in The Hague [1], the NIMD South Caucasus Representation [2] and the Association for Interactive Democracy (IAD) in Berlin [3] held a LiquidFeedback [4] presentation and workshop for Georgian political parties in Tbilisi and Kvareli, Georgia from October 28 - 29 2014. The event was also attended by representatives of Dutch political parties and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm.

The opening remarks for the presentation day in Tbilisi were delivered by His Excellency Hans P.P.M. Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia and Armenia, Kati Piri, Member of the European Parliament, and Levan Tsutskiridze, NIMD Representative in the South Caucasus.

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LiquidFeedback at UNDP conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” in Islamabad, Pakistan

by Axel Kistner on October 12, 2014

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) [1] [2] has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy [3] to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” [4] to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from October 14 - 16 2014. The conference will discuss the role of technology in strengthening democracy.

Nitsche will present LiquidFeedback [5] with a focus on political party development and on how technology can be applied to provide a fully self organized proposition development and decision-making process. He will elaborate on challenges and solutions for a fair democratic process: collective moderation, minority protection, dealing with noisy minorities, preferential voting and verifiability.

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Workshop “Political Parties and the Citizens” in Yangon, Myanmar

by Axel Kistner on November 10, 2013
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapur, organized a workshop “Political Parties and the Citizens” to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 14 – 16 November 2013. [1] The workshop is part of the Democratisation And Justice Series [2] of the Political and Economic Department of ASEF. [3] The workshop focuses on how political parties interact with citizens and citizen movements in countries across Asia and Europe.

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