Brussels, 9 Oct 2020. Citizenlab had the honour to participate in the Athens Democracy Forum and Wietse Van Ransbeeck's intervention has been featured in The New York Times.
The company recently recruited Beth Simone Noveck, currently New Jersey's Chief Innovation Officer, director of New York University’s Governance Lab and a veteran of the Obama Administration, as board chair while the company prepares to do more business in the U.S.
"Citizenlab is striving to promote digital democracy as governments have to proactively constitute their digital agora. It should be designed according to their own democratic values: open & transparent platforms, high privacy standards, and explainable AI algorithms. It should be a space designed for citizens from different backgrounds to deliberate over topics that concern us all and come together to consensus. Diversity of opinions should be seen as an ingredient for enriched debate rather than an unbridgeable divide."
Citizenlab aligns its business model with SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.