Digital Democracy and Data Commons is a pilot participatory process oriented to test a new technology to improve the digital democracy platform Decidim and to collectively imagine the data politics of the future. This pilot takes place in the context of the European project DECODE (Decentralized Citizen Owned Data Ecosystem) that aims to construct legal, technological, and socioeconomic tools that allow citizens to take back control over their data and generate more common benefits out of them. The pilot is led by the Barcelona Digital City (Barcelona City Council) and the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (CN&SC - Tecnopolitica and Dimmons research groups of the IN3), in collaboration with the Nexa Center of Internet & Society, Eurecat, CNRS, Dribia, aLabs, Thoughtworks and DYNE.
The DDDC pilot comes to an end. On April 1, we will close a 6-month process with the official presentation of the DECODE-Decidim technology and the DDDC Manifesto, for data sovereignty and commons.
The event will include the presentation of the manifesto, followed by an open debate with experts in the field of technology policies and the digital economy, including the Barcelona CTO Francesca Bria, hacker y public speaker Jaromil Rojo, research group Dimmons leader Mayo Fuster and Decidimcoordinator Arnau Monterde, among others. It will also be the public premiere of the DECODE-Decidim technology for the signing of citizen petitions in a secure, transparent and data-enriched manner, as well as the DECODE personal data manager. Both innovations will be used for the on-site signature of the manifesto.
The event is organized by the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia (Tecnopolitica and Dimmons) and Barcelona Digital City (Barcelona City Council), it is part of the DDDC(Digital Democracy and Common Data) pilot of the European project
17:30 - 18h - Registration, coffee and confessionary
18 - 18:10h - DECODE project presentation - by Francesca Bria (Commissioner of Digital Technology and Innovation of the Ajuntament de Barcelona).
18:10 - 18:30h - DDDC pilot presentation and reading of the Manifesto - by Antonio Calleja (co-coordinator of the pilot and researcher of the group Tecnopolítica of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and Griselda Casadellá (Eticas Foundation).
18:30 - 19h - Presentation of DECODE technology - Decidim - by Pol Colomer (Dribia co-founder), Denis Jaromil Rojo (free software programmer, artist and activist) and Pablo Aragón (researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Eurecat).
19 - 20h - Roundtable with
Francesca Bria (Commissioner of Digital Technology and Innovation of the Ajuntament of Barcelona)
Mayo Fuster (research director at Dimmons, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
Denis Jaromil Rojo (programador de software lliure, artista i activista)
Arnau Monterde (Coordinator of Decidim and Innovació Democràtica of l’Ajuntament de Barcelona).