Participants in the Ljubljana conference – members of the CODE Europe consortium, representatives of the Slovenian public administration, civil society and academia, as well as representatives of the European Commission and the donors shared experience and discussed very practical aspects of applying the crowdsourcing method for citizen’s e-participation in policy-making for better air quality in Europe. The main focus areas of the discussions were the practice and challenges of e-participation and in particular of digital crowdsourcing, the specificities of crowdsourcing on air quality and the prospect of adoption of crowdsourcing as a method of co-deciding with citizens of the EU level.

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Welcome and opening speeches

Simon Delakorda, MSc, director, Institute for Electronic Participation, SloveniaMałgorzata Nowak, EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation, Poland (online)

Session 1: Crowdsourcing as an e-participation method

Why co-create policies through the “wisdom of the crowd”? Bence Ságvári, PhD, Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

What CODE Europe is all about: Elisa Lironi, Programme Director – European Democracy ECAS, Belgium (online)

Practical checklist for planning a successful e-participation case: Kristina Reinsalu, PhD, e-Governance Academy Foundation, Estonia

Digital crowdsourcing platform on air quality in Europe – lessons learned: Gustavs Ērglis, Foundation of Public Participation, Latvia

Discussion Panel 1: Addressing challenges of citizens e-participation in policy-making, facilitator Simon Delakorda, INePA, Slovenia

Tilen Gorenšek, PhD, Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Digital Transformation

Albin Keuc, Consortium of Slovenian Thematic NGO Networks, Slovenia

Andrej Vozlič, PhD, Decentralized governance & blockchain democracy, Slovenia

Session 2: Citizens’ crowdsourcing on improving air quality in Europe

Engagement strategies for citizens crowdsourcing on air quality: Petko Georgiev, ProInfo Foundation, Bulgaria

What are European citizens suggesting for better air quality? Joze Roth, European Environmental Bureau, Belgium

Discussion Panel 2: Co-creating European and national air quality policies in dialogue with citizens, facilitator Iveta Kazoka, Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Latvia

Jerneja Jug Jerše, PhD, Head of European Commission Representation in Slovenia

Špela Žohar, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia

Joze Roth, European Environmental Bureau, Belgium

Tomaž Gorenc, Institute for Health and Environment, Slovenia

Conference closing



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