The g0v summit is a biennial event which focuses on open government, open source collaboration and civic participation. It was established in 2014 by the g0v community. The past two summits have gathered speakers from 19 countries and more than 2,000 local and international participants.
Marco is the Project Coordinator in the area of Democracy and Technology at the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio (ITS Rio). He delivered a speech on Mudamos (we change in Portuguese), is a mobile application that allow to sign electronically citizens’ initiative draft bills in the Brazilian context. Since the launch of the app Mudamos in March 2017, we have observed that the population has a lot of will to participate and good ideas to propose. However, despite this potential for engagement, citizens experience difficulty when transforming those ideas into draft bills to be presented to legislative houses. In this presentation, we aim to showcase this toolbox for democratic participation, connecting cutting-edge digital innovations on electronic signatures (online) with social innovative methodologies (offline), highlighting the impact we have had throughout this period as well as the challenges faced and lessons learned.