[open-government] European workshops in November?

Steven Clift clift at e-democracy.org
Tue Aug 27 15:04:12 BST 2013

I'll be participating in the World Forum for Democracy -
http://bit.ly/worldforum - in Strasbourg, France on November 27-29. I
will also be participating in the "Integration of Foreign Residents"
event On Nov. 27 to highlight our hands-on immigrant integration work
with BeNeighbors.org .

With my trans-atlantic travel already covered, I may be available on
Monday, November 25 and/or the morning of Tuesday, November 26 as well
as Saturday, November 30 for sponsored workshops, events, etc. pretty
much anywhere in Europe. Let's make the most of this opportunity to

I envision a mix of possible events in one or two European cities:

   1. Neighbours Online Workshop - Inclusive Community Engagement
Online - In-depth two hour workshop (presented in four major U.S.
cities to date)

   2. New Voices and Digital Engagement - A very interactive
roundtable discussion building off a recent PewInternet.org report
with sobering numbers (held in DC and San Francisco to date)

   3. Democracies Online Social - Some of the best exchanges and
connections are made over a pint.

These special in-depth events will need to be sponsored and hosted by
partners who want to invest a wee bit in knowledge exchange.
Sponsorship helps support E-Democracy's crucial non-profit inclusive
online engagement work that generates the lessons we have to share.

If you are interested in exploring possibilities, please contact me:

       clift at e-democracy - +1-612-234-7072
       clift (at) e-democracy.org

If you pass this on to potential local event co-sponsors, these two
recent blog posts on the White House and Knight Foundation websites
provide a fresh and snappy update on what might be shared:

Open Communities and New Voices: Let’s Be Neighbors

E-Democracy brings new voices to civic tech

A recent short bio:

Steven Clift is @democracy on Twitter. He launched E-Democracy.org in
1994 as the world's first election information website. His
“government by day, citizen by night” insights were built as leader of
the State of Minnesota's first e-government initiative. He spoke
across 30 countries for over a decade from Estonia to Libya to
Mongolia on open government and civic participation to support
non-partisan, volunteer-powered efforts for inclusive online local
democracy. An Ashoka Fellow, today he is E-Democracy’s Executive
Director. He leads a dedicated team with the BeNeighbors.org effort to
connect all neighbors online (and off) in public life across race and
ethnicity, generations, immigrant and native-born, and more. In 2013,
Steven was named a White House Champion of Change for transformative
civic engagement with open government. He is based Minneapolis,
Minnesota in the United States. He freely shares articles and more
here: http://stevenclift.com

Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072

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