Speaker information Andreas Nitsche 

Andreas Nitsche is a German entrepreneur and co-­founder of LiquidFeedback [1]. He is board member of the Public Software Group and the Association for Interactive Democracy in Berlin, Germany. Nitsche is co-­author of the book “The Principles of LiquidFeedback” and co-­editor of “The Liquid Democracy Journal on electronic participation, collective moderation, and voting systems” [2][3]. Nitsche has a degree in computer science.

Originally designed for political parties and other organizations, LiquidFeedback is also being used in civic participation as an additional communication channel between citizens and their administration, in constituency participation for better connecting representatives to their electoral district and in corporate participation.

LiquidFeedback has morphed into an international benchmark for democratic participation using the internet. The LiquidFeedback proposition development process, the collective moderation, a dynamic division of labor and a cutting edge preferential voting system live up to the highest democratic standards.

LiquidFeedback allows an infinite number of participants to make democratic decisions asynchronous and location-independent and pushes the boundaries of democratic participation by giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process.

The openDemocracy magazine published an interview “Liquid democracy, its challenges and its forebears” by Marco Deseriis, Northeastern University in Boston, with Nitsche and his colleagues Jan Behrens, Axel Kistner and Björn Swierczek [4].

Presentations, talks, panel participation and workshops outside Europe include Yangon, Myanmar (in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm and the Asia-Europe- Foundation, Singapore), Islamabad, Pakistan (on invitation of the United Nations Development Programme) and Bogotá, Colombia (on invitation of the Colombian government) [5][6][7].


[1] LiquidFeedback.org

[2] The Principles of LiquidFeedback

[3] The Liquid Democracy Journal

[4] openDemocracy: Liquid democracy, its challenges and its forebears

[5] “Political Parties and the Citizens” in Yangon, Myanmar

[6] “Technology & Strengthening Democracy” in Islamabad, Pakistan

[7] “Conectados por la Paz” in Bogotá, Colombia