D-CENT: Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies

D-CENT will create a bottom-up, decentralised, open platform for collective awareness based on integrating already successful open-source codebases. Its first practical experiments will address democratic engagement, building on Europe's largest experiments in direct democracy – the Open Ministry linked into parliament in Finland, and the involvement of the whole population in shaping a new wiki-constitution in Iceland – as well as one of Europe’s most dynamic social movements, in Spain. These will show how millions of citizens can become engaged in day-to-day deliberation, and decision-making.

ERCIM's role:
Project partner

32 months from October 2013 to June 2016

Total cost: 2,543,071 €

Total EC Funding:1,905,000 €

Nesta, UK (coordinator); University of Catalunya, Spain; Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, France; The International Modern Media Institute, Iceland; Forum Virium Helsinki, Finland; Open Knowledge Foundation, UK; Neo, UK; Dyne Foundation, Netherlands; ERCIM/W3C