Stimulate Democracy: Using Technology to enhance Democracy in Cyprus
Venue: Classic Hotel & Cyprus Community Media Centre, CCMC
The idea for the conference "STImulate DEmocracy: Using Technology to Enhance Democracy in Cyprus' (STIDE) originated in Cyprus after observing that advances in Information Technology (IT) offer potentially beneficial effects on governance.; and at the same time, by witnessing first, the dissatisfaction of young people regarding the governance in Cyprus; and second, the general need to use technology in the advance of democratic processes.
Having this in mind, with this conference, we aim to:1. Address the issue of reshaping Cyprus governance in modern forms of technology in the benefit of Cypriot citizens and especially young Cypriot citizens.
- . Address the issue of reshaping Cyprus governance in modern forms of technology in the benefit of Cypriot citizens and especially young Cypriot citizens.
- Promote the use of ICT tools in the public sector to enhance good governance.
- Improve information and service delivery by the public sector, by improving the means used by it.
- Encourage citizen participation in the decision-making process and make the government more accountable, transparent and effective.
- Give the opportunity to young people from Cyprus to discuss about how democratic participation can be boosted by using information technology.
- Encourage young people to actively participate in democratic life and to interact with decision-makers; but also to discuss among themselves, youth experts and representatives of public authorities about the issue of participation and how we can use technology in our benefit.
- Reach a number of outcomes and recommendations (policy paper) which are going to be useful for policy-making.
As there are limited places for the conference, please register as soon as possible following this link!
By registering, you reserve a place in the conference! Only registered people can participate in the conference!
You can also join the facebook group of the project!