by Innovation in Politics Institute
News and everything you need to know on digital democracy, online participation and e-voting
A computer screen displays the image of a vote being cast in a ballot box.

Online Voting: The Essentials

Online voting is becoming more and more common, from major elections to party primaries and other lower-stakes contexts. Yet its use raises a whole series of fundamental questions, from technological challenges to security risks and the thorny issues of public trust and transparency.

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Arjama Mukherjee and Titus Kaloki, black and white portraits on a multicoloured background.

Fitting a Participation Tool to a New Place

Urban planning tools need to be adapted to the needs of the local community. That’s the idea behind U_CODE’s pilot project in Nakuru, Kenya.

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A Map of Government: Democracy Guide

When people feel heard and valued by their representatives, they’re more likely to engage in the political process. That’s the idea behind Democracy Guide (Demokratie-Wegweiser): constructing a map of government officials so that people can easily identify who is responsible for what and who they should reach out to.

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Experts consider an engagement of around 3% of residents in participatory budgets a success. Do you?

Karen Boers, Managing Director, FARI – AI Center for the Common Good

AI in Europe: The Role of Public Spending

Artificial Intelligence heavily impacts our economy Artificial intelligence plays an increasingly important role in our lives and economy, which has been further accelerated by the massive deployment of Generative AI (ChatGPT and others). Studies all over the globe indicate that GenAI alone could add up between 5% and 9% to global GDP across industries. Not […]

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Austin Mackell, CEO of Stone Transparency.

Only Research Transparency Can Defeat Disinformation

Disinformation is a major threat to democracy. The answer, argues Austin Mackell, CEO of Stone Transparency, argues that we need new forms of transparency in journalism so that readers can decide for themselves who to trust.

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