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SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
SDDP Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
Report Title Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) Report
Project Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF)
Triggering Question ""What concrete action, project or product would you propose to solve a particular shortcoming of current systems of governance?""
Dates May 15-19, 2017
Author(s) Yiannis Laouris
Kevin Dye
Andreas Andreou
Eleni Philippou
Total Duration 800 person hrs
Statistics Participants= 20
Number of ideas=59
Number of Clusters=13
Number of Ideas with one or more votes=30
Ideas on MAP R=18
Spreadthink= 46.3%
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Executive Summary

This paper reports the results of the second of a series of workshops organized by Future Worlds Center under the auspices of UNDEF. The dialogue was implemented in the context of the Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) project. The purpose of this project was to bring together young people from all aroud the world in an attempt to take apart and reconstruct the concept of democracy. The workshop was organized using the structured dialogic design process (SDDP) approach within the context of a rich web-based communication environment. This Co-Laboratoty was organized using the Structured Democratic Dialogue Process (SDDP) approach within the context of a rich web-based communication environment. It is organized by the Middle East and Northern African Initiative.

The Triggering Question (TQ) was
"What concrete action, project or product would you propose to solve a particular shortcoming of current systems of governance?"

In response to the TQ, the 20 participants came up with 59 Actions, which were categorized in 13 clusters. Following the voting process, 30 ideas received one or more votes and were structured to create the influence MAP shown below.



Influence Map.
Influence tree from the Characteristics SDDP of the Reinventing Democracy workshop for TQ




According to the participants of this workshop, appear to be the most influential were:

  • Action Plan 14: Online interactive and fun platform dedicated in addressing the issues related to the youth’s engagement in politics as well as the enhancing of awareness regarding the rights of citizens
  • Action Plan 1: Mandatory participation in political youth centers during high schools
  • Action Plan 58: Awareness campaigns about human rights and the role of citizens
  • Action Plan 56: Creating monitoring and evaluation system in work places and governmental institutions
  • Action Plan 55: Development of effective supporting units
  • Action Plan 52: Create a platform where independent candidates can share their programs and views


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Participants

Name Country
Takwa Makhlouf [1] Tunisia
Ano Surmava [2] Georgia
Ethan Shafir [3] Israel
Houda Halwani [4] Lebanon
Omar El​menofy [5] Bahrain
Eslam Elhossieny [6] Eygpt
Fatma Younis [7] Egypt
Ahmed Elsayed [8] Lebanon
Hazim Musleh [9] Palestine
Karim Chalhoub [10] Lebanon
Ayman Abu Aisheh [11] Palestine
Hassan Mahareeq [12] Palestine
Abedalrahman ALzghoul [13] Jordan
Manal Ibrahim [14]
Incinur Yilgin [15] Turkey
Bengisu Colak [16] Turkey
Rana Makki [17]
Hoda Touma [18] Lebanon
Deloris Saad [19] Lebanon
Ivi Solomou [20] Cyprus




























Final Report