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Three days of technology at the service of citizens: WeGovNow labs in San Donà

“New technologies can improve the collaboration between citizens and public administrations” – these were the words Andrea Cereser, mayor of the WeGovNow pilot site San Donà di Piave, used to initiate another important WeGovNow event in his city. From 14-16 February, the Venetian City hosted a three-day event, organised by the WeGovNow project consortium,...

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The local innovation ecosystem of Turin meets WeGovNow

On 1st February, WeGovNow was hosted by Open Incet, the Open Innovation Centre of Turin, where the WeGovNow platform’s technical enablers have been brought together with the key stakeholders relevant to current and prospective local use cases in which the platform will be utilised.

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Out now: The third WeGovNow newsletter

With the release of the third version of its prototype platform, our project has achieved another important milestone and the WeGovNow platform is now ready for being piloted under day-to-day conditions in Turin, London and San Donà di Piave. To make this happen, our project team has closely collaborated over the last months. A series of local events were...

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San Donà and WeGovNow receive Italian Innovation Prize

Our project partner San Donà di Piave has been honoured with the National innovation Prize SMAU 2017 for its outstanding implementation of smart city development projects fostering participatory community management and urban regeneration in the municipality, with WeGovNow being one driver behind this success story.

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Successful WeGovNow stakeholder workshop in London

A further fruitful WeGovNow stakeholder workshop was hosted by the London Borough of Southwark. Representatives from the municipality, local NGOs and citizens' networks came together at the Canada Water Library in London to enage in an constructive dialogue on the current WeGovNow prototype and its incoproration into the day-to-day work in the municipality.

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Venetian citizens impressed by WeGovNow prototype at San Donà fair

An interactive WeGovNow booth captured visitors of a popular annual fair in San Donà di Piave, providing an ideal setting for an open, constructive dialogue between citizens and project representatives on the potentials that lie in the WeGovNow prototype as well as on the local issues for which the community engagement platform could be harnessed.

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WeGovNow stakeholder workshop in San Donà di Piave, Italy

On 28 June 2017 the municpality of San Donà di Piave invited various stakeholders to the Teatro Metropolitano Astra to present and discuss the capabilities provided by the early prototype of the WeGovNow online platform.

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WeGovNow looks back at one year of achievements

WeGovNow aims at tapping into innovative technologies for effectively supporting coproduction by civic society stakeholders and collective proposition development. By integrating a set of innovative technologies into a unified citizen engagement platform, the project aims at overcoming the current limitations of existing digital tools for citizen reporting,...

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WeGovNow takes part in pathbreaking Open Public Review pilot in Horizon 2020

WeGovNow is proud to be selected as one of three projects taking part in a pilot on enabling the engaged stakeholder community and the wider public to assess up-and-running Horizon 2020 projects. The pilot seeks to explore the benefits and drawbacks of using the instrument of Open Peer Review for EU-funded or -cofunded research.

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Workshop on “The Future of Democracy” at the University of Bologna

The Institute of Advanced Studies (ISA) of Europe’s oldest university, the University of Bologna, Italy, organised a workshop on “The Future of Democracy” on 3 November 2016. The workshop’s objective was to start an activity on the topic of democracy and participation. Such initiative is by its nature multidisciplinary, involving mathematics, computer...

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