WHAT IS WE?
Young people in risk of exclusion will be trained on how to participate in the political life of their cities.
City councilors in selected European cities will share ideas with young people in risk of exclusion.
A powerful political CRM tool will be used to optimize communication between representatives and electors.
Political science researchers will study the effects of training and technology in the ‘political efficacy’.
WE is a project aimed at fostering e-participation in European cities with a special focus in involving citizens with low digital literacy. Five European cities will be selected to take part of the project. Young people will be trained on how to participate in the democratic life of their cities. Then online and offline meetings will be held where young people and city councilors will discuss hot topics for the future of the city. The University of Konstanz will carry out surveys to measure the effect of the project on the level of citizens' political efficacy. And the consortium will disseminate the results of the project distributing a report and audiovisual material at a European and global scale.
Call is open in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Lithuania.
Local organizations are preparing the training for young citizens.
Kuorum is the political CRM that will ease online communication.
The University of Konstanz selected a control city to compare results.