On Thursday, September 24th from 9:30am – 11:30am EDT, The GovLab will host its third online gathering of CrowdLaw practitioners from around the world. This third installment in an ongoing series on the evolution of CrowdLaw — crowdsourced legislative and regulatory lawmaking — aims to enable participants to share their experiences and learn from one another.
With several #CrowdLaw experiments already well underway and celebrating their first or even second anniversaries, the goal of this session is to deepen our collective understanding of what works, what doesn’t, how to assess impact, and accelerate the implementation of more effective and legitimate participatory lawmaking practices.
Confirmed participants include:
- Ronaldo Lemos, director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro – discussing Plataforma Brasil.
- Josef Lentsch, Managing Director of Neos Lab and Karl-Arthur Arlamovsky from Austrian political party NEOS
- Ben Kallos, Councilmember of New York City
- Victoria Alsina and Jake Silberg from Spanish political party Podemos
- Daniela Hirsch, lawyer and communications team member from La Constitución de Todos in Chile
- Cristiano Ferri Faria, head of the Labhacker of the Brazilian House of Representatives, discussing the e-Democracia Project in Brazil
- Sean Deely, Senior Planning Advisor for the Syria Crisis Response with the UN in Amman, and formerly a Senior Recovery Advisor for the United Nations in Libya – discussing civic engagement in Libyan constitutional reform.
- Joonas Pekkanen, Founder of Avoin Ministeriö – discussing the Open Ministry project in Finland.
- Tarik Nesh-Nash, co-founder of GovRight, discussing LegislationLab
- Tiago Peixoto, Team Lead at the World Bank’s Digital Engagement Unit.
How to Participate? The session will be held online, September 24, 9:30 – 11:30 am EDT.
Conference Format? The discussion will begin with a series of lightning talks by practitioners from eight countries about their experiences. Presentations will be 5 minutes and will focus on key learnings about what works and what doesn’t. Following the presentations, we will have a moderated conversation about:
- Design: What makes for successful Crowdlaw projects: what works, what doesn’t
- Incentives: How to encourage people to participate?
- Impediments: What are the legal, cultural, technological and other obstacles?
- Metrics: How to measure what works and demonstrate both legitimacy and effectiveness?
We invite you to tune into the event on Thursday and submit any and all questions you have to the event chat or to @TheGovLab on Twitter or using the hashtag #crowdlaw.
If you’d like more resources on CrowdLaw, please see:
- The GovLab’s summaries and videos of the two prior meetings held on June 2 and June 16, 2014, with representatives from 11 countries.
- The GovLab’s publicly accessible crowdlaw Zotero folder, featuring research resources and material on the subject.
- @TheGovLab’s #Crowdlaw Twitter List to follow and learn about CrowdLaw developments from practitioners and leaders online.