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We invite all citizen engagement and democracy practitioners to the informative webinar about citizen engagement and democracy innovation. In this session organised especially for cities’ practitioners, we will present the Nets4Dem project’s capacity-building offer: the Democracy Lab, Democracy Innovation Accelerator, and Rising Stars Mentorship Programme.  

This webinar aims to provide colleagues with relevant information and encourage applications to these programmes to enhance democratic practices in our cities. 

Webinar Details: 

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2024 

Time: 10:00-11:00 am CEST 

Register here 

About the Programmes 

1. Democracy Lab, Barcelona, 17-19 September The Democracy Lab, a new format in the Eurocities portfolio, brings together local government officials and democracy practitioners from across Europe to promote collaborative problem-solving and democratic innovation at the local level. This programme offers a unique opportunity for cities to experiment with new democratic tools and methods to develop democratic actions to their urban challenges. For the first edition of the Democracy Lab – being organised by Eurocities and host city Barcelona , within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy – participants will be focusing on ‘Democratic innovation in digital transformation.’ Read more here

2. Democracy Innovation Accelerator This accelerator is designed to fast-track impactful democratic initiatives. Cities receive tailored support to implement cutting-edge democratic practices, enhancing civic participation and decision-making processes. For more details, please visit Democracy Innovation Accelerator

3. Rising Stars Mentorship Programme The Rising Stars Mentorship Programme connects emerging leaders in democratic innovation with experienced mentors. This initiative aims to nurture the next generation of democracy innovators by providing guidance, resources, and networking opportunities. Discover more about the mentorship programme here

During the webinar, we will provide detailed overview of each programme, highlight their benefits, and explain how your city can participate. Additionally, we will answer any questions you may have to help you better understand the value these programmes can bring to your local initiatives. Please forward this invitation to colleagues from relevant departments: public participation, democracy innovation, social affairs, digital innovation.