Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era is a project funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and implemented by Future Worlds Center with the support of five Regional Coordinators, one in each of the five Regions, and many [[Partners and Liaisons, who are supporting local, national, regional and/or global activities.
The project team invites everyone on the globe, individual, initiative or organization who is interested in the vision, to approach the team and explore ways to collaborate.
More than 1000 young people will contribute with ideas face-to-face and virtually during five Co-Laboratories engaging ICT and structured democratic dialogue methodology. The process is designed to mobilize young people and to increase interaction among youth globally with the aim to advocate for and enable meaningful youth participation in democratic processes.
|The initiative has a global scope |
The Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era project Eco-system
| Funding Organization|
| Implementing Organization|
The core project is being implemented in five regions. The initiative in each region is called:
| Regional Coordinators
The project is being implemeneted with the assistance of the following:
| Core Participants
Core Participants are the key actors of the project.
| Shadow Participants|
The project foresees a Mentorship Program with three different types of Mentors:
| Structure of the Mentorship Program|
| The Network between one Mentor and her/his Core Participants|
| The extended Mentors' Network|
Mentors have the benefit that they have access to >100 participants from across the world
This role is for Civil Society or other regional or national organizations interested to liaison and/or organize any related activities such as:
This role is especially for young or young-in-spirit activists interested to replicate the core activities:
| Project Promoters|
Many individuals, authorities and orgnaizations are supporting the project in many ways:
Many individuals, authorities and organizations are endorsing the project by placing it under their auspices.
Researchers and scientists may join in order to collect data and study the process or products.
Experts will be evaluating the ideas of participants on a number of dimensions such as: Impact, Feasibility, Innovation, Possibility of happening without intervention/external support, and Desirability. Their opinions will be compared and contrasted with the total averages of the evaluations conducted by the particiopants themselves and discussed if there are deviations.
| Policy Advisors|
Many people involved in policy commit to promote its ideas and products in their respective circles
| Political Endorsement|
Individual politicians may endorse the project and commit to promote its ideas and products in their respective circles.
Those individuals trained to facilitate Structured Democratic Dialogue.
| Science of Dialogic Design|
Many individual politicians are endorsing the project and commit to promote its ideas and products in their respective circles
| SDD Certificates|
All participants will receive certificates that bear the official logo of the Structured Democratic Dialogue methodology
IdeaPrism is a mobile App that runs on Apple and Android devices, which allows participants to enter their ideas, clarifications and short videos online
The Structured Democratic Dialogues require the use of a special software called Cogniscope for their implementation The software, originally developed by the team of Aleco Christakis, is now produced by Ekkotek Ltd.