Five misconceptions about CivicTech

by Daniela Schmitzová

There are common myths around all innovative sectors, CivicTech is no exception.    As CIVICPORT crew dives deeper into conversation with municipalities, we keep on encountering some common questions and misunderstandings. Here we outline the five most common misconceptions about what CivicTech is and who is it for according to our team:     1.

Comparing experiences in CivicTech

by Daniela Schmitzová

CIVIPORT’s first workshop connected international participants and brought them closer to approaching CivicTech through Czech case studies   This January CIVICPORT hosted its first webinar on public participation and civic tech for industry professionals. The workshop was joined by Krama Studio, Berlin’s office of the Innovation in Politics Institute, and International Budget Partnership.   Participants

Supporting the PB community around the globe: the first Global PB Hub support board meeting

by Participation Factory

How does an international community of participation experts improve the PB around the world? This year Participatory Budgeting (PB) was implemented in more than 11,000 communities around the world anywhere from China and Russia to Canada and Australia. Yet this exercise in participatory democracy is still under-researched and the richness of the experiences and know-how