Guys, an update: we are in a consortium called EURENDA for Area 10, topic 1: European capacities for citizen deliberation and participation for the Green Deal (LC-GD-10-1-2020), RIA. The leader is The Democratic Society, so our old friend (recent Bruxellois) Anthony Zacharzewsky.
The architecture of the project is: a number of deliberative processes happening in Europe (at the city, region, or country level), and a “core” of services supporting these processes and doing research on them.
Finally today’s call clarified a possible role for Edgeryders. I am positioning it as a data analysis partner (@amelia and myself in the lead), with two possible extra roles:
- Tech support (platform-agnostic) to the deliberative processes that want it. @hugi to lead this team.
- Data exchange for pulling it different sources of evidence within one corpus and one graph.
- An English-only online debate on deliberative democracy and how people are using it in the context of climate change. This would be closer to the normal Edgeryders role. Here the leader would be @nadia or @johncoate, I imagine.
Making an explanatory document here.
No action required for now, but prepare to negotiate PMs.