The Opening Ceremony is a lively event with strong citizens’ participation and serves as the Programme Year’s starting point, by showcasing the vibrant spirit and diverse culture of Barcelona as the European Capital of Democracy. It will bring together people from all walks of life, fostering a sense of community and highlighting the city’s commitment to democratic values.
The upcoming Spanish edition of Future4Citizens Dialogues proposes an interactive format based on RIE’s innovative methodology ‘Listen-Reframe-Act’ by inviting citizens to construct non-polarized narratives and collectively reimagine concrete solutions to change the way we think and talk about our common future.
Decidim Fest reflects on the dialogue between technology and democracy and is held annually at the Canòdrom_Centre of digital and democratic innovation. The Decidim Fest aims to promote the exchange of knowledge, networking and debate among members of the community and local and international agents working for a stronger democracy.
The ECoD City Network is a strong group of 20+ cities who have previously submitted a full application to the ECoD initiative. Member cities come together regularly, both in-person and online, to share their expertise, experiences and best practices in democracy promotion at the municipal level. These meetings foster collaboration, exchange and participation while giving local experts access to new ideas and training opportunities. At the meeting in Barcelona, the network will discuss the growing field of democracy technologies and will support each other in overcoming pressing challenges.