What does democracy look like in ten years? How can we increase people’s participation? Join Democracyhack to work on your solution!
In conjunction with the Tulevaisuuden valtiopäivät event (Future Parliament) Sitra together with Open Knowledge Finland organizes from the 4th to the 5th of May an event – the Democracyhack. You can participate in the hack day (Friday 5.5.) even though you don’t speak Finnish. There you get to solve the challenges facing democracy and citizen participation via a hackathon. The hackathon participants form groups of two to five people. During the event each group develops one thing, aided by experienced facilitators and exhaustive background material.
Whether you are an active person, an activist, a coder, a service designer, a game designer, an artist, a media person or generally interested in new forms of making society more democratic, join the hackathon!
There are three tracks at the Democracyhack: the Hack Track for developing applications and visualizations, the Jam Track for concepts and prototypes plus the Art & Media Track for different forms of art and media promoting democracy.
The best ideas are awarded and handed out as projects to Finnish decision-makers in Seuraava erä. The winning solution will be awarded 5 000 euros and the two runners-up 2 000 euros each. The participants’ travelling expenses, accommodation and food are reimbursed.
Democracyhack 4th to 5th May in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1478376518848781/ Democracyhack participant event on the 24th April in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778736389112412/
Tulevaisuuden valtiopäivät (Future Parliament) 4th of May: https://tulevaisuudenvaltiopaivat.fi/