30 speakers from more than a dozen countries discussing social matters, corruption, media, public debate, NGOs and public administration in one place. This year, between 16th and 17th April, Warsaw will become the most open, digital and civic capital in Europe. Eastbook.eu, media partner of PDF 2015, invites you to the event!
On these days Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) will take place in Copernicus Science Centre. It’s the third edition of Personal Democracy Forum, the biggest and most prestigious European event devoted to technology, democracy and civic engagement gathering members of NGOs, activists, public administration officers and journalists from more than 20 countries.
Jakub Górnicki, event organiser and e-Państwo Foundation member says: ‘Poland and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are a world phenomenon in terms of urban movements and civic engagement. We observed it over the last two years during various conferences in Washington, New York or San Francisco. Every time they called out ‘people from abroad’, Hungarians, Czechs, Romanians and Poles stood up’ He adds: ‘There’s nothing or close to nothing happening in western countries on our continent. We wanted to create space where active people and organisations from our part of the world could meet and exchange experiences and people from outside of our region – see and understand its true potential.”
This year, PDF’s main theme is:
‘My Country. Open. Digital. Civic”.
On PDF’S first day, about 30 speakers will make appearances, speaking about social matters, media and the public debate, NGOs and public administration. We will learn from the experiences from people of Poland, USA, Argentina, Estonia, Ukraine and many other countries (we provide translation). The second day will be a workshop day with time for discussion, open sessions, networking and experience sharing. This day is 100% community organised.
Speakers include: Zuzana Wienk – program director of Fair-Play Alliance, a leading Slovak watchdog NGO which uses techniques like investigative analytical journalism to disclose cases of illicit practices in politics and state administration, Konrad Kruczkowski – author of haloziemia.pl blog, an active commentator on social matters, fatherhood’s roles and model, exclusion and a promoter of NGOs, Emin Milli – executive director of Meydan TV, independent media platform for Azerbaijan who was imprisoned in 2009 for two and a half years for his critical views about the government, Daria Kaleniuk – co-founder and Executive director of Anti-corruption Action Centre, Ukraine who ran yanukovich.info website aimed at freezing assets of Yanukovych and his associates, Marek Materek – mayor of Starachowice city who has been creating and engaging in positive changes in his local community for many years, Rufus Pollock – President & Founder of Open Knowledge Foundation who’s engaged with its strategy, fundraising and commercial-style work.
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Last year, more than 400 people from 29 countries attended the Forum.
More about Personal Democracy Forum 2014:
PDF is organised by ePaństwo Foundation which has been using new technologies to build simple and practical initiatives and civic websites for the last 5 years. It facilitates the development of democracy through spreading civil rights regarding the access to public information. It executes its statute goals through Sejmometr.pl portal and Code for Poland initiative. In 2012 ePaństwo Foundation and its Sejmometr.pl portal were awarded ‘2012 ePSI Trailblazer’ by European Commission in parliament data category within the European Public Sector Information (PSI) Platform project.
Eastbook.eu is media partner of the project.