Hoy traemos a este espacio el DSI ,MANIFESTO



The unprecedented hyper connectivity enabled by digital technologies and the Internet are rapidly changing the opportunities we have to address some of the society’s biggest challenges: environmental preservation, reducing inequalities, fostering inclusion, putting in place sustainable economic models.

However, to make the most of this opportunity we need to move away from the current centralization of power by a small number of large tech companies and enable a much broader group of people and organisations to develop and share innovative digital solutions.

Across Europe, a growing movement of people is exploring opportunities for Digital Social Innovation (DSI), developing bottom-up solutions leveraging on participation, collaboration, decentralization, openness, multi-disciplinarity. But still at a relatively small scale, because of the little public and private investment in DSI, the limited experience in large-scale take-up of collective solutions, and the relative lack of skills of DSI actors (civil society) compared to commercial companies.

This Manifesto aims at fostering civic participation into democratic and social processes, increasing societal resilience and mutual trust as core element of the Digital Society. It provides recommendations for policy makers, to drive the development of the European Digital Single Market to fulfill first and foremost societal and sustainability challenges (rather than short-lived economic interests), with the help and engagement of all citizens.


1. Financial support

Ensure that funding for innovation in the digital society – whether at EU, national, regional or city level – reaches the actors and areas with most potential for societal benefits:
Governance: Redefine the governance rules for public research programmes, assigning a leading role to social innovators (such as makers, start-ups, researchers, social enterprises, civil society associations and NGOs) rather than to large and established companies with powerful lobbies.
Methodology: structure funding to fit the distinct stages of innovation – from early stage design to incubation and acceleration and then through to scaling up.
Additional sources: leverage public sector procurement opening it up to the above-mentioned civil society actors and sustainability areas. Increase access to alternative sources of finance and cross-border crowdfunding.

2. Experiment

Develop EU and national funding streams to promote pilots that can explore emerging solutions and demonstrate the long-term potential of DSI on the example of the program CAPS (Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation), for example in healthcare, democracy, making, environment, energy, or new economic models (such as the sharing economy):
Bring together existing communities of citizens with entrepreneurs, social innovators and institutions, to assess the real effectiveness of DSI solutions and align regulation, law, technology and user needs in order to eliminate barriers to innovation.
Set technological priorities of public research programmes as the most effective to cope with societal challenges: low-cost or collaboration potential may be more important than sheer performance.
Public adoption: make sure that EU and public institutions are the first ones to test and adopt DSI approaches.

3. Digital skills and multi-disciplinarity

One of the biggest barriers to making the most of DSI is the significant gap in the skills and capacity to experiment with and develop new digital social innovations. The development of easy-to-use and effective solutions requires a complex combination of expertise from disparate different technological and social domains, which is not provided by the traditional education systems.
Promote digital skills among citizens, NGOs and other community organisations, to enable them to get advantage of digital technologies – and contribute to their development into social directions.
More ICT curricula: information technologies and coding skills, as well as a broad multidisciplinary understanding of Internet governance, should be part of the core curricula both in schools and universities – which requires massive training for teachers as well.
Incentives for multi-disciplinarity: novel approaches and support are sought to fostering collaboration between the tech community, social scientists and civil society organisations (such as the presence of multiple disciplines in consortia to be funded by public programmes, such as in CAPS).

4. Democracy and decentralization

The decentralized Internet has insofar be a powerful support for democracy and participation in every part of the world. DSI solutions can effectively be harnessed for elections, consultations, deliberations, policy making. And, even in a world dominated by a few de facto Internet monopolies, DSI can inspire new decentralized models for the management of personal data, ensuring citizens’ sovereignty over their digital life and providing them with a broader choice of solutions, which is a basic need for advanced democracies (see for instance the DECODE project).
Accelerate democracy projects which aim at integrating digital tools into every aspect of democracy, from campaigns and proposals to policy design, spending and scrutiny – and encourage leadership from municipalities, parliaments, political parties, whether through funding, advocacy or convening.
Showcase open democracy: analyze, compare and give broader visibility (for further replicability) to the open democracy and participatory budgeting practices implemented by several European cities.
Promote citizens’ and political awareness and political attention towards these new forms of citizen engagement and to the risks (privacy, monitoring) entailed by centralized solutions.

5. Openness

Avoiding that citizens of the digital world are locked into proprietary solutions and guaranteeing access and a level playground for fair competition to actors of any size is essential for realizing the full potential of collaborative solutions. EU and national public institutions should promote laws and programmes that make data and digital platforms open as default:
Mandate Open-Source (and possibly free) software in national and EU funding streams. Encourage development and adoption of Open Hardware (hardware which people can adapt, hack and shape into tools for social change with no legal limitation).
Promote Open Data approaches (innovative ways of opening up, capturing, sharing, using, analysing and interpreting open data).
Sustain Open Knowledge (communities supported by online platforms that collectively analyse data, develop and analyse new types of knowledge or crowdfund social projects).

The consultation will be open until the end of August 2017 (with some intermediate dates at which results will be collected and presented). The CAPS, DSI communities and all relevant players all across the globe are invited to help us spreading the voice and gather contributions from all active players.
The current version of the Manifesto is being published in the CAPS Community portal for open consultation, asking the community to express agreement/disagreement on each of the 5 points, and suggest alternative/additional perspectives.
In parallel, we will invite the CAPS / DSI community to support and promote the consultation beyond the CAPS/DSI borders though this dedicated web site .
The community will have the chance to endorse the current version of the Manifesto online, once they have completed the questionnaire.
Disseminate the draft Manifesto through different events.
Provide input to the Next Generation Internet initiative as appropriate.
Update the DSI Manifesto with collected requirement from now to 17th May and present the consolidated version at the DSI Manifesto workshops to be held in Rimini (Italy) on the 23rd May 2017 as starting point for final discussion/refinements.
During the DSI Manifesto workshop we will work with the audience to validate, comment, suggest examples and/or enrich the document.
A “physical” DSI Manifesto will be built with giant carton Play Edo blocks. A co-creative breakdown sessions is being organized by the CHiC consortium in collaboration with a local Startup during the DSI Manifesto workshop.
Participants will be given the option to “sign” the manifesto in place symbolically.
The first consolidated version of the Manifesto, updated after the DSI Manifesto Workshop, will be published online.
Remote audience will be given the opportunity to sign electronically the Manifesto via the dedicated area.


The Manifesto for Digital Social Innovation (DSI) is an initiative promoted by the EU project ChiC* with the collaboration of the DSI4EU project and several other European innovators. This first version of the Manifesto is based on the discussions during the DSI Fair which was held in Rome on 1-2 February 2017.

The Manifesto is a EU level Policy Outreach document, which aims at fostering civic participation in Digital Social Innovation (DSI) and CAPS initiatives to counteract prevailing top-down approaches while promoting active citizenship. The Manifesto includes a set of recommendations for policy makers, aiming to facilitate DSI and CAPS initiatives to drive the Digital Agenda in becoming the core Innovation Engine for the entire European society. The Manifesto, which is a living document, will contribute to understand better how social innovation processes can be enforced, transferred and potentially reused for effective scaling up of social innovation initiatives.

Digital technologies and the Internet are rapidly changing the opportunities we have to address some of society’s biggest challenges. Across Europe, a growing movement of people are exploring these opportunities, which range from creating digital platforms to setting up social networks for people with chronic health conditions or developing online communities where citizens can map and share data on pollution levels and climate change in their areas.

DSI has the great potential to contribute to three of the most important challenges facing Europe today by reinventing:
Public services, often providing lower-cost models of addressing social needs.
Communities and how people live and collaborate together.
Business in ways that are better aligned with human needs.

Despite this potential, most DSI initiatives still operate at a relatively small scale. The reasons for this are mainly that:
There has been little public and private investment in DSI.
Evidence shows that new technologies and innovations are easily commercialised through startup companies.
Many of the organisations that could benefit the most from DSI, such as NGOs, do not have the skills, capabilities and resources to make the most of this opportunity.
DSI has mainly operated outside public services.

Given the scale of the political, social and economic challenges facing Europe today, we believe now is the time to make the most of the opportunities offered by DSI.

We want to work together with communities of people, projects and organisations for whom DSI can make a real difference by developing a Manifesto for DSI in Europe. The purpose of the Manifesto will be to set out the opportunities and challenges for DSI, and to define the measures needed to maximise the benefits and overcome the hurdles that stand in the way of its expansion and success.

*CHiC is the Coordination and Support Action funded within the context of the European Commission CAPS program




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08:30 -09:30 Registration and welcome coffee

09:30h – 10:30h
Welcome & agenda
Monique Calisti, Director and Partner of Martel Innovate, Coordinator of the ChiC Project
Simon Marussi, Co-founder at Playedo
Andrea Gnassi, Mayor of Rimini
Eugenio Festa, The Rimini Wake Hub Initiative
Benedetta Zavatta, Il Palloncino Rosso
Introduction to the CAPSSI Manifesto workshopStavroula Maglavera, University of Thessaly

10:30h – 12:00h
Innovation for the digital society: supporting citizens engagement
EU policy in support of citizen engagement: how to implement social change
Loretta Anania, Programme Officer EC, Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology Next Generation Internet
Social Impact and a New Generation of Technology-Intensive Social Ventures
Mario Calderini, Professor, School of Management, Polytechnic University of Milan
Innovation, social innovation and digital social innovation: what is new?
Laura Sartori, Associate Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Bologna University
Innovation and empowerment as two sides of the same coin
Gillian Youngs, Professor of Creative and Digital Economy – University of Westminster, London
Democracy, Civic Engagement, Transparency: the experience of the Municipality of Milan. Innovation in regulatory framework, experimentation in participatory practice.
Lorenzo Lipparini, Councillor for Participation and Open data of Milan Municipality
Innovation and participation: experiences in Rimini
Eugenia Rossi Di Schio, Councillor for Digital Innovation Rimini Municipality

12:00h – 12:45h
Statements from Digital Social Innovators: what is needed to make an impact
Manifesto Lessons from DSI4EU
Peter Baeck, Head of Collaborative Economy Research at Nesta, DSI4EU Project
Making good our future. Insights from project OpenMaker
Fiorenza Lipparini, Director of Research at Plusvalue, Open Maker Project
Net-diversity: Policies that promote an Organic instead of an Algorithmically Modified Internet
Panayotis Antoniadis, Co-founder NetHood

12:45h – 13:15h Lunch

13:15h – 14:30h
Round- tables working sessions
Plenary presentation of the Manifesto
Split in working groups

Group sessions 1:

From the Internet of Things to the Internet of Communities

Moderated by: Fiorenza Lipparini, PlusValue, Open Maker Project

Group sessions 2:

Networked Democracy: What is the future for direct-democracy tools? What is the secret for successful citizen-engagement?

Moderated by: Michelangelo Secchi, CES, University of Coimbra, Empatia Project

Group sessions 3:

Collective intelligence: adoption, interoperability, real needs of online communities, motivation, open data and privacy standards

Moderated by: Peter Baeck, Nesta, DSI4EU Project

Group sessions 4:

Digital Education and Internet for all: Investing in the future, millennials and diversity of voice

Moderated by: Francesco Botto, BK-CreateNet, PieNews Project

14:30h– 14:45h
Statements from Digital Social Innovators: what is needed to make an impact

Representatives of the CAPS EU-funded projects and relevant DSI initiatives will jump on stage for a brief but impactful statement! In relation to their projects’ objectives and achievement, they will state what are the needs for real impact of digital social innovation efforts in Europe and beyond.

14:45h– 15:15h
Towards the DSI Manifesto declaration Report from round tables
The round tables’ leaders will be invited on the stage to present their input to the Manifesto
Open discussion, moderated by Antonella Passani, Partner of T6 Ecosystems

15:15h – 16.00h
Digital Social Innovation in Rimini
Lisa Rambaldi, Figli del Mondo
Ettore Valzania, Fratelli è possibile
Giulia Bubbolini, Cise
Annalisa Spalazzi, IT.A.CA
Giada Girardi, Webit

16:00h -16:30h
DSI Manifesto Cardboard Bricks Construction presentation & sign-up
Stavroula Maglavera, University of Thessaly

Closure & next Appointments
Monique Calisti, Director and Partner of Martel Innovate, Coordinator of the ChiC Project

18:30h Social Event

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