Future of democracy

29.09.2020 Live

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Supported by    The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Digital Network Communication OpenExO

Why we do it

The online event will represent a digital exploration journey that will address challenges and opportunities where digital technologies can help promote a vision where democratic values generate progress for society.

To cover those topics we are inviting 9 keynote speakers with valuable experience and ideas regarding the future of democracy.


Salim Ismail

Founder OpenExO and ExO Works, Founding ED Singularity University, Canada

Alyssa Suhm

Project Manager, Microsoft, USA

Josef Lentsch

Political Entrepreneur and Managing Partner at Innovation in Politics Institute Germany, Germany

Kevin Allen

Chief Community Officer at OpenExO, Jamaica

Victor Guzun

Lecturer at Tallinn University of Technology, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Estonia, Estonia

Lane Becker

Senior Director, Earned Revenue at Wikimedia Foundation, USA

Daniel Arnaudo

Advisor for Information Strategies at National Democratic Institute, USA

Sven Gerst

PhD Student in Political Economy, King’s College London. Secretary General International Federation of Liberal Youth, Germany

Olga Manole

Human Rights Program Coordinator at Promo-LEX Association, Moldova

Stela Leuca

Policy and development expert in democracy and governance, Moldova

Alberto Alemanno

Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris and founder of The Good Lobby, France

Artur Reaboi

Enterprise Architect, e-Governance Agency, Moldova


13:00 *
Artur Gurau

Welcome remarks from VoteMeApp & Partners

Salim Ismail

The Micro-Democracy

Sven Gerst

The Power and Limits of Decentralized Political Movements: The Case of Belarus

Josef Lentsch

Starting up Democracy with Political Entrepreneurship

Victor Guzun

Why electronic voting is inevitable

Alberto Alemanno

Leveling the participatory playing field through structural, power-shifting reforms

Alyssa Suhm

Defending Democracy: Securing Elections and Countering Disinformation

Daniel Arnaudo

Developing Strategies for a Democratic Information Space

Kevin Allen

Community as the future of Democracy

Stela Leuca

Open Data as a resource for Civic Engagement

Lane Becker

The importance of bureaucracy to a functioning democracy

Live Panel Discussion and Q&A

* - Agenda time is Central European Time (CET)