Due seminari, a giugno e a novembre 2019, 100 giovani coinvolti tra Italia e Albania, oltre a esperti e decisori politici locali, nazionali ed europei: il progetto “T.A.K.E. PART”, acronimo di “Transnational Activities for Key digital skills in Engagement and youth PARTicipation”, è il più grande progetto giovanile in Italia sulla democrazia digitale, per valutarne pratiche e strumenti ed elaborare strategie da far adottare a livello europeo, organizzato dall’Italian Institute for the Future in collaborazione con lo European Movement Albania, la principale organizzazione albanese impegnata a supporto del processo di adesione del paese all’Unione europea, con sede a Tirana. Il progetto ha ottenuto un finanziamento europeo nell’ambito del programma Erasmus+, azione per il sostegno alla riforma delle politiche.
In una prima fase, i partecipanti – 100 giovani tra i 18 e i 30 anni da Italia e Albania – approfondiranno i temi relativi alle sfide globali della democrazia digitale e le politiche implementate a livello di municipalità, sia nel Comune di Napoli che in quello di Tirana, che in altre municipalità italiane ed albanesi che possono essere considerate “best practices”, al fine di valutare lo stato dell’arte delle metodologie di partecipazione diretta dei cittadini, attraverso gli strumenti digitali, ai processi deliberativi locali. Seguiranno due seminari transnazionali ai quali prenderanno parte ogni volta 50 giovani (25 italiani e 25 albanesi), che avranno modo di confrontarsi con esperti e policy-makers sui temi della democrazia digitale e della partecipazione giovanile ai processi deliberativi locali, avanzando proposte, sulla base di quanto già analizzato, rivolte ai decisori politici, al fine di implementarle nelle loro rispettive amministrazioni. Il prodotto finale del progetto sarà un vero e proprio manuale (Handbook for key digital skills in engagement and youth participation) che includerà sia le analisi svolte dai partecipanti sugli strumenti adoperati correntemente dalle amministrazioni locali europee nell’ambito della democrazia digitale, sia proposte concrete in termini di metodologie e buone pratiche da attuare per potenziare il coinvolgimento attivo dei giovani cittadini europei nei processi deliberativi attraverso gli strumenti digitali.
“T.A.K.E. PART: Transnational Activities for Key digital skills in Engagement and youth PARTicipation” is a project presented by the Italian Institute for the Future (IIF) and the European Movement Albania (EMA) as part of the Erasmus+ actions for the support to policy reform (KA3), in order to allow 100 participants from Albania and Italy (aged between 18 and 30 years) to take part in a structured transnational dialogue with experts and decision-makers on the challenges of digital democracy. The project foresees the realization of two transnational seminars in the city of Naples, which will involve 50 participants each.
Participants will be involved in a preparation phase organized on site by the association of origin in which they will deepen the issues related to the global challenges of digital democracy and policies implemented at the level of municipalities, both in the City of Napoli and Tirana, and in other Italian and Albanian municipalities that can be considered “best practices”, in order to assess the state of the art of methodologies for citizens’ direct participation, through digital tools, to local decision-making processes. The mobility phase includes two transnational seminars during which participants will have the opportunity to discuss with experts and decision-makers on the issues of digital democracy and youth participation in local decision-making processes, making proposals, based on the previous analysis made during the preparation phase, that policy-makers will commit to implement in their respective administrations.
The project’s final output will be a “Handbook for key digital skills in engagement and youth participation” which will include both the analyses carried out by the participants on the tools currently used by European local governments in the field of digital democracy, and concrete proposals in terms of methodologies and good practices to be implemented to enhance the active involvement of young citizens in decision-making processes through digital tools.
- Digital platforms for the proposal and voting of citizens’ initiatives.
- Pilot projects for online voting in local and parliamentary elections.
- Use of social networks as tools to encourage dialogue between citizens and institutions.
- Digital campaigns to raise awareness of democratic processes promoted by local, national and European institutions.
- Digital groups and forums for horizontal discussions among citizens on issues and problems affecting their local communities.
- Participatory budget projects in local communities.
- Use of apps to inform young people of voting procedures.
- E-consultation tools for youth associations and informal groups on the use of shared public spaces managed by their local administrations.
Amleto De Vito
Maria Pia Napoletano
Anna Maria Colacori
Francesco Maria Colurcio
Ylenia De Ricciardis
Vladimir Di Costanzo
Ludovico Di Monaco
Francesco Iury Forte
Centro Europe Direct Napoli
Working group activities are hosted both in June and November by the Europe Direct Center of the Municipality of Napoli. Address: via Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone, 75.
Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici
Plenary sessions for the experts’ hearings, presentation of the final project proposals and the institutional roundtable in June are hosted by the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici. Address: via Monte di Dio, 14.
PAN-Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli
Plenary sessions for the experts’ hearings, presentation of the final project proposals and the institutional roundtable in November are hosted by the PAN-Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli. Address: via dei Mille, 60.
Final project proposals
Paolo Bory is a Postdoctoral researcher and Lecturer in media studies at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland. His research deals with the history of digital media and technologies, with a focus on the imaginaries and narratives of AI, computer networks and supercomputing.
Antonio Camorrino is Researcher at University of Napoli Federico II, where he teaches Sociology of culture and communication. He also teached Sociology of new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Napoli. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Italian Institute for the Future.
Stefano De Luca
Stefano De Luca is Associate Professor of History of Political Doctrines at the University of Napoli Suor Orsola Benincasa. He is also Visiting-Professor at the University of Strasbourg. His main interests include liberalism, democracy, representative governments, nation-building and state-building.
Rosanna De Rosa
Rosanna De Rosa is Professor at the University of Napoli Federico II, where she teaches Political communication and Public and institutional communication. She has been member of the European MOOC expert task force and coordinator of the European project “Campus Virtuale” for e-Government ed e-Inclusion at the University of Napoli. Among her works: Cittadini digitali (“Digital citizens”, 2013).
Mara Di Berardo
Mara Di Berardo is co-chiar of the Millennium Project Italian Node, consultant and trainer for a number of projects and workshops in futures studies and participatory decision-making. She previously worked for the University “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara in a project on social futures studies, and is now Research Fellow of the Italian National Research Council.
Piero Dominici, Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS), is Director (Scientific Listening) at the Global Listening Center and Scientific Director of the Complexity Education Project; he teaches Public Communication, Sociology and Intelligence Activities at the University of Perugia. Among his books: Dentro la società interconnessa (“Inside the interconnected society”).
Sabrina Franceschini is Head of the Citizenhip Communication Area at the Regione Emilia-Romagna. Since 2013, with the first project of e-democracy Partecipa.net, she deals with citizen participation supporting the structures of the Emilia-Romagna Region Council in the design and management of processes on regional policies and for European projects.
Gabriele Giacomini is Research Fellow at the Laboratory of New Media at the University of Udine and at the Center for Ethics and Politics at the University San Raffaele of Milan. Previously, he was city councilman in Udine for Innovation and Economic Development (2013-2018). Among his works: Potere digitale (“Digital Power: How Internet is Changing the Public Sphere and Democracy”).
Vincenzo Luise is Research Fellow at the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies at the University of Milan, where he is working on the challenges of the platform economy, digital imaginary and innovation. A co-founder of the Italian Institute for the Future, he was a digital anthropologist at the Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza in Napoli.
Rinaldo Mattera is a fellow of the Center for the Study of Digital Democracy at the University of Napoli Suor Orsola Benincasa, where he also teaches social media analysis, communication and innovation in the public administration. Among his works: Grillodrome (2017), a case-study of the Five Star Movement’s vision on democracy.
Stefano Oricchio is a PhD student in ‘Politics, culture and development’ at the University of Calabria. His research interests concern the relationship between technology, society and the environment, with a particular focus on the role of the Internet and its effect on public participation.
Luca Recano is a scholar and activist, currently PhD student in International Studies at University of Naples “L’Orientale”, with a research on the relationship between social innovation policies and critical technoculture in the context of platform capitalism. Member of the “Technoculture Research Unit” and of the “Observatory on Emerging Commons of the City of Naples”.
Francesco Marrazzo, Ph.D., is a Sociologist at AGCOM, the National Regulator Authority for Communications, where he serves in the Department of Economics and Statistics, and is involved in the Observatory on Journalism and in the Technical Roundtable for safeguarding News-Media Pluralism and Fairness in the Online Platforms. He also teached Marketing and New Media at the University of Napoli Federico II. Among his works: Political Digital Strategy (2017).
Mauro Santaniello is a Researcher at the University of Salerno, where he is Assistant Professor in Internet Governance and Policy and former principal investigator of the FIRB project “Which ideas and policies for digital democracy in Europa? Critical evaluations and future guidelines”. Previously he was head of the Communication and Innovation Unit at the Municipality of Angri.
Emmanuele Somma served in the Computer Society and in the Free Software Foundation Europe. In 1994 he wrote the manifesto of the first Italian organization to protect the digital rights (LE.CI.TI) and in 2009 he founded Agora Digitale. A former editor-in-chief of GNU/Linux Magazine, today is a member of GlobalLeaks and ran for the Italian Pirate Party in the 2019 European election.