Digital Citizenship in Cities

November 10, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 7:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
Elisabeth von Bressensdorf

Digital Citizenship in CitiesCities and local governments around the world are struggling with contemporary challenges of active citizenship and participation. As a response, digital technologies are introduced to shape a new digital citizenship. These include digital platforms for co-decision making, systems for the promotion of good deeds through social credit, and citizenship gamification platforms.

The WZB, European University Institute, University of Florence and CNRS are gathering world-leading experts in the fields of philosophy, political theory, law, and computer science to discuss the notion of digital citizenship in cities. The workshop has three goals: to gather empirical experiences from cities with digital citizenship, to discuss normative challenges and opportunities, and to create a policy-oriented consortium for new initiatives focused on digital citizenship research.

This event, organised in the framework of the Global Citizenship Governance project, takes place at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center – see the programme for details.