Supporting participation projects worldwide

Since its foundation in 2010, the Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy in Berlin, Germany is dedicated to promote the use of electronic media for democratic processes.

Our members support democracy development from local communities to intergovernmental organizations with practical experience in planning and implementing electronic participation systems.

UNDP conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy”

Islamabad, Pakistan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy”.

Photo: Burhan Rasool

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“Conectados por la Paz” - Peace in Colombia's internal armed conflict

Bogotá, Colombia

The Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (OACP) to the Colombian government has invited Andreas Nitsche, Association for Interactive Democracy, to attend the conference “Conectados por la Paz” organized by OACP, MinTIC and FiP.

Photo: OACP

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“Political Parties and the Citizens”

Yangon, Myanmar

Organized by ASEF Singapur,
International IDEA Stock­holm,
Hanns Seidel Foundation Munich.

Foto: Hanns Seidel Foundation

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International launch of
“The Principles of LiquidFeedback”

The Hague, The Netherlands

Ingrid van Engelshoven, deputy mayor and alderman for Education and Public Services of The Hague receives the first copy of “The Principles of LiquidFeedback”.

Photo: NIMD

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Exchange of experiences

Self organization and participation.
Technology and democracy.

Photo: NIMD

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Public Engagement and its Impact on Parliaments - An International Workshop at the UK House of Commons, London

on April 03, 2020

The UK House of Commons and the Centre for Democratic Engagement have joined forces to co-host a one day international workshop about parliamentary public engagement, focusing particularly on its impact on parliaments and their scrutiny processes.

Postponed due to COVID-19. New date to be announced.

10-Year Anniversary:
LiquidFeedback - from deliberation to binding decisions

by Axel Kistner on October 27, 2019

On this day a decade ago, the first release of LiquidFeedback was published. From political parties to intergovernmental organizations, from civic engagement to constituency empowerment, from employee participation to entrepreneurial self-governance, from product development to standardization - LiquidFeedback has morphed into an international benchmark for democratic participation using the internet.

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2nd Workshop on ​Mathematics for Social Activism, University of Leeds, UK

by Andreas Nitsche on June 06, 2019

School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, June 6-7 2019
Funded by the London Mathematical Society

The 2-day workshop brings together mathematicians and data analysts from academia, industry, NGOs and government, focused on how mathematics and data can and are being used to drive social progress.

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LiquidFeedback goes Blockchain

by Jan Behrens on July 27, 2018

Today, the Interaktive Demokratie e. V. released the first prototype of the LiquidFeedback Blockchain, an internet software for creating peer-to-peer based applications, especially in the democratic domain. The inventors of LiquidFeedback successfully combined one decade of experience in enabling large groups of people with internet based collective proposition development and decision making with the disruptive ideas behind blockchains.

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Digital Democracy Workshop at King's College London, UK

by Axel Kistner on July 12, 2017

Paolo Gerbaudo, Director of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London invited theorists and practitioners of digital democracy such as

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“The Future of Democracy” at the University of Bologna, Italy

by Axel Kistner on November 03, 2016

The Institute of Advanced Studies (ISA) of Europe’s oldest university, the University of Bologna, organized a workshop on “The Future of Democracy”. A workshop on the topic of democracy and participation is by its nature multidisciplinary, involving mathematics, computer science, social psychology, and political science. Invited speakers are experts from several European countries.

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Keynote speech on LiquidFeedback at COST Action Industry Day in Toulouse, France

by Axel Kistner on June 21, 2016

The COST Action IC1205 Industry Day [1] is held in Toulouse, France on June 21, 2016. The aim of the Industry Day is to bridge the gap between current theoretical research in computational social choice and innovative applications in industry and policy making related to collective decision making.

Andreas Nitsche, board member of the Association for Interactive Democracy, will deliver a keynote on the topic “LiquidFeedback and a fair process of decision making”. Other keynote speakers are Craig Boutilier (Google, USA), Elliott Peranson (National Matching Services Inc., Canada), Jacques Traoré (Orange Labs, France) and Matthew Robb (NHS Blood and Transplant, UK).

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LiquidFeedback for Swiss water supply and distribution

by Axel Kistner on May 25, 2016

The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute [1] in Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland executed a creative workshop for members of the Swiss water economy in October 2015. In cooperation with partners from science, economy and culture the participants discussed extreme scenarios for the management of water supply and distribution. LiquidFeedback [2] was used to discuss, comment and evaluate several scenarios. The workshop also revealed the chances provided by LiquidFeedback for restructuring currently static procedures and complex processes.

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LiquidFeedback 3.1 for democratic software and product development

by Andreas Nitsche on December 14, 2015

Today the Public Software Group published the software LiquidFeedback 3.1. LiquidFeedback is a software for proposition development and decision making using the internet and allowing large scale groups to develop and decide on propositions in a fair democractic process. The most significant innovation of version 3.1 is the possible integration of revision control systems as first described by Björn Swierczek in Summer 2015 in the paper “Democratic File Revision Control with LiquidFeedback”.

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Association for Interactive Democracy (LiquidFeedback) in Bogotá, Colombia

by Axel Kistner on August 06, 2015

The Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (OACP) to the Colombian government has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy to attend the conference “Conectados por la Paz” in Bogotá, Colombia on August 5, 2015. Public officials and advisors from different agencies of the national government and members of civil society organizations, examined the role that ICT could play in the promotion of citizen engagement during the implementation of the agreements that result from the current peace negotiations between the Colombian Government and the FARC.

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LiquidFeedback joins CAPS 2015 at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium

by Axel Kistner on July 10, 2015

Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy has been invited to represent LiquidFeedback at the CAPS2015 conference under the aegis of the European Commission and coordinated by Sigma Orionis. For the second time, leading Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) gathered in Brussels, Belgium on July 7 and 8, 2015.

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Liquid Democracy research: mathematical proof shows structural deficits of preferential delegations; LiquidFeedback not affected by findings

by Andreas Nitsche on March 28, 2015

Just recently, Liquid Democracy enthusiasts suggested alternative delegation models different from the transitive delegations used in LiquidFeedback. These models are the so-called “preferential delegations” and also different hybrids combining the ideas of preferential and transitive delegations.

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Presentation and Workshop “LiquidFeedback for Georgian Political Parties” in Tbilisi, Georgia

by Andreas Nitsche on November 03, 2014

The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) in The Hague [1], the NIMD South Caucasus Representation [2] and the Association for Interactive Democracy (IAD) in Berlin [3] held a LiquidFeedback [4] presentation and workshop for Georgian political parties in Tbilisi and Kvareli, Georgia from October 28 - 29 2014. The event was also attended by representatives of Dutch political parties and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm.

The opening remarks for the presentation day in Tbilisi were delivered by His Excellency Hans P.P.M. Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia and Armenia, Kati Piri, Member of the European Parliament, and Levan Tsutskiridze, NIMD Representative in the South Caucasus.

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LiquidFeedback at UNDP conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” in Islamabad, Pakistan

by Axel Kistner on October 12, 2014

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) [1] [2] has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy [3] to attend the conference “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” [4] to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from October 14 - 16 2014. The conference will discuss the role of technology in strengthening democracy.

Nitsche will present LiquidFeedback [5] with a focus on political party development and on how technology can be applied to provide a fully self organized proposition development and decision-making process. He will elaborate on challenges and solutions for a fair democratic process: collective moderation, minority protection, dealing with noisy minorities, preferential voting and verifiability.

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Workshop “Political Parties and the Citizens” in Yangon, Myanmar

by Axel Kistner on November 10, 2013

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapur, organized a workshop “Political Parties and the Citizens” to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 14 – 16 November 2013. [1] The workshop is part of the Democratisation And Justice Series [2] of the Political and Economic Department of ASEF. [3] The workshop focuses on how political parties interact with citizens and citizen movements in countries across Asia and Europe.

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