Objectives• To bring together citizens and European representatives or experts in 8 live online discussions (90 minutes each)• To raise awareness and to inform about the European Parliament and to show possibilities to participate• To make the complex negotiation process in the EP more transparent• To show pathways how to use the (online) instruments already provided by the EP to follow political processes and participate in consultations• To experiment with the innovative format of interactive video production
Target Groups• Interested citizens,• Stakeholders in the respective fields -> MEPs, experts, lobbyists, persons who are (professionally) active on the local, regional, national and international level, representatives of NGOs and experts from the scientific community
Research• Research on Legislative Reports that will go through a parliamentary reading during the first half of 2013. A pre- selection of reports to be potentially dealt with will be made according to – relevance in the regional/national public discussions – relevance to an audience (both – for participation in the conferences and via online-media) that will be accessible from the side of the project team.
Reports/Topics• Pre-selection the potential reports• Crowdsourcing with tricider.com• Decision
Background material• on the political and legislative processes at European Level will be selected and prepared by the project team.
Contacts• After the selection of the report its rapporteur and the shadow rapporteurs (of the primarily responsible committee) will be contacted along with experts, advisors, lobbyists. They will be introduced to the project and its objectives and will be asked to participate in the online conferences.
Provide Background Information• Relevant documents of the report(s) selected – including official statements of the relevant interest groups active on the European level – will be made available online at the community platform.
Online Conferences• 8 online conferences preferably taking place shortly prior to the debates and the EPs decisions in the (mainly responsible) committee and the plenary.
Follow-up to online conferences• Editing of recordings of online conferences (short video compilations)• Uploading to YouTube• Follow-up discussions at the online platform
Results• 8 recordings of online conferences• 8 edited recordings• Promotional video, recording of press conference• Interactive community platform with on-going debates and background information at disposal
Team• David Röthler• Katharina Gimm• Karl Staudinger• Harald Russegger• N.N.• www.ikosom.de