Laura Giesen

Editor-in-Chief | Democracy Technologies Berlin, Spain
Laura Giesen


Laura Giesen is the Programme Manager and Editor-in-Chief for Democracy Technologies at the Innovation in Politics Institute, focussing on digital citizens' participation and electronic voting. In her previous position, she managed the Innovation in Politics Awards. She has a background in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy



Public Code & Technologies: Upcoming Digital and Democratic Challenges for Europe

Laura Giesen
Laura Giesen Democracy Technologies Editor-in-Chief Chair
Laura Dornheim
Laura Dornheim City of Munich City Councillor and Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Speaker
Arnau Monterde
Arnau Monterde Barcelona City Council Director de la Direcció d’Innovació Democràtica Speaker
Paula Grzegorzewska
Paula Grzegorzewska OpenForum Europe Strategic Partnerships Director Speaker

08-11-2023 09:30 08-11-2023 10:15 Europe/Madrid Public Code & Technologies: Upcoming Digital and Democratic Challenges for Europe

Technological developments are advancing increasingly faster, and there is a growing public power inability to generate the necessary regulatory frameworks and lead a model of public tech development for democracy. Can we imagine new models based on free open-source software and communities, that put democratic issues and the rights of citizens at its core? This roundtable will address these issues from different European experiences that are making bold bets on public code.

Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red
Wed 8 09:30h - 10:15h Hall 1 | Congress Room: Red Tomorrow.Building & Full Congress Passes