Its a big pleasure to adress you guys. For some time I just looked from a birds eye perspective and asked myself how I could contribute. So, the plan I came up with was to write a paper about Edgeryders in the framework of Council of Europe co-operation. The working title is ‘New Avenues of Democratic Participation and Social Innovation? The interplay between Community-crowd-sourced Think Tanks and the Council of Europe in the Edgeryder project’.
In a nutshell, the paper
- maps recent changes in governance approaches opening towards Social Innovation and Society
- questions if a democratic gain of citizen-expers communities could in some way improve the European democratic deficit
- looks whether the Edgeryder design uses Government 2.0 and Social Innovation principles
- Analyzes the Challenges and Lessons the Council of Europe took from the project
I assume that an Edgeryder paper wouldn´t be an Edgeryder paper without consulting the community. I will thus share the link of the recent draft version and would be grateful to receive feedback if the research is of interest to you. Hug from Strasbourg niko
… here is the current draft of the paper (feel free to contact me if you need another format)