DECODE: Final symposium

Last week we held the final symposium of the DECODE project: Our Data, Our Future: Radical Tech for a Democratic Digital Society. The event, held at Nuvola Lavazza in Turin, gathered policy-makers, researchers, hackers, artists and journalists for two days of talks, panels and tech workshops. The venue also included a main hall with exhibitors in which we showcased the ongoing pilots of the DECODE technology in Barcelona: Digital Democracy and Data Commons (DDDC), Citizen Science Data Governance (IoT) and BarcelonaNow (BCNnow).

My contribution to this symposium was twofold. First, I gave a talk about the Barcelona pilots in the session “The DECODE Ecosystem: Tools for citizens’ data sovereignty” Denis Jaromil Roio ( and Aik van Eemeren (Amsterdam City). In this session I did not only presented the description and key performance indicators of the pilots, but also how we have established an ecosystem in Barcelona for data sovereignty. Then, I gave a workshop with my colleague David Laniado on “BarcelonaNow: how to setup the BCNNow Dashboard and add a new service for DECODE’s petition ecosystem and integrate with the DECIDIM democracy platform”. This session served to introduce attendees with the technical details of BarcelonaNow, the data exploration system developed by Eurecat to empower citizens with interactive dashobards for urban data explorations.

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