If civic-tech tool becomes successful in one CEE country, it is likely to succeed and help build a better society in other parts of the region as well. TechSoup Europe scale and replicate tested solutions in Europe through our TransparenCEE network.
Lately, TransparenCEE helped Albanian organization Lex Ferenda to adopt the tool called Javna rasprava http://www.javnarasprava.ba/ created by Civic Associacion “Zašto ne” from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The tool enables citizens to participate in decision-making processes by communicating directly with lawmakers on the issues related to the new legislation.
A platform devoted to engaging citizens in the public debate consists of three modules allowing citizens to:
- discuss legislation being currently processed in the parliament
- ask parliamentarians about their opinions and share the feedback
- create and sign petitions
Citizens can monitor ongoing legislation in the parliament and vote for or against the bills. They can also vote for specific issues in the bills, which allows highlighting important points.
Citizens can also ask questions to politicians that have introduced the bill or otherwise involved. A ranking of most active politicians (ones that answered the most questions) is presented to encourage the positive involvement.
What does replication mean?
With the help of the network and experts, Lex Ferenda built portal Konsultimipublik.al www.konsultimipublik.al. How exactly? Watch the latest production by TrancpreCEE team.