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Taking decisions with citizens and not for them

Who we are

The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is an international, Brussels-based non-profit organisation with a pan-European membership and 27 years of experience in empowering citizens. ECAS believes in an inclusive, transparent, citizen-centric and democratic European Union in which citizens’ rights are at the heart of decision making at all levels and in which citizens are informed, consulted and can actively participate.

Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is a way of solving problems and producing new ideas by connecting online with people that you otherwise wouldn’t reach, giving citizens the opportunity to learn from others, collaborate and participate in the decision-making.

Our platform

With our ECAS crowdsourcing platform we aim at:

  • ✔ encouraging citizens to speak up on issues directly affecting them

  • ✔ increasing citizens democratic participation in political life

  • ✔ stimulating citizens engagement with the EU

  • ✔ improving citizens understanding of EU policy-making processes

Features

participate

Join our crowdsourcing platform in order to make your voice heard! You may contribute to our mission by speaking up and providing your own input.

Check the impact of your contribution, after the citizens opinions transform into a publicly available report.

impact

Check the impact of your contribution, after the citizens opinions transform into a publicly available report.

keep track

Keep track of your responses and stay informed about other active projects.

Invite your friends to contribute to projects that actually matter.

invite

Invite your friends to contribute to projects that actually matter.

celebrating

Win awards as a "thank you" for your impact in our causes.

create crowdsourcing projects

Create new crowdsourcing projects to motivate citizens to speak up!

Manage your questionnaires effectively with our easy to use questionnaire editor.

manage your questionnaires

Manage your questionnaires effectively with our easy to use questionnaire editor.

integrate

Integrate with MailChimp in just a click, to keep users always up to date with the latest projects and activities.

What are we crowdsourcing?

ECAS crowdsourcing platform hosts various projects. Please check below those that are the currently active and waiting for your contribution. Please visit a project's page and make an impact by answering just a couple of questions!

This crowdsourcing activity will collect the opinion and recommendations of citizens on three main topics related to populism: (1) participation and democracy, (2) minorities and (3) media. 1. Participation: Populist politicians often criticise governments for not representing the true interest of the people. New ways of participation, such as participatory budgeting, could strengthen ties between citizens and decision-makers. We want to learn more about people's knowledge in the field: are they ready to explore these new ways of political participation? 2. Minorities: Many populists use hostile language towards minority groups. We want to understand what people think about those narratives: what solutions could work best to tackle them? 3. Media: In the last few years, the relationship between politics, journalism and citizens is constantly adapting to technological innovation. This has led to an increasing number of news channels for information, fragmentation and rising distrust in journalists. We want to understand people's view on these developments. How could we increase trust in the media throughout Europe? This crowdsourcing platform is open from now (July 2021) till the end of October 2021. We invite you to support our research by providing your input.
This cluster will contribute to bringing proposals that will feed into the EU’s priority of “A Europe fit for the digital age”. The ambition of this priority is to strengthen the EU’s digital sovereignty and set standards on data, technology, and infrastructure - with a clear focus on education, ethics, fundamental rights and European values. The deliberations will focus on the following topics: Digital Democracy, Digital Economy, Digital Education, Digital Safeguards and Digital Rights.