Kader Sevinc - Smart Democracy & Smart Citizenship

Archives for Enlargement & Neighbours

This year we celebrate 10th year of the #LisbonTreaty. Definitely a reform, an update is needed; reconnecting Europe with citizens is the most crucial thing – among others. By looking at the end result and where we ended up today; Approximately one month later an EU member state is leaving the bloc; the gap between… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

View this post on Instagram Great pleasure listening to and discussing the state and future of democracy with EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis at informal Democracy drinks in Brussels. He says "For me, #social justice is key to deliver on #humanrights and necessary to guarantee #democracy. That’s where the #EU needs to deliver more – otherwise,… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

View this post on Instagram Citizen K speaks at Solidalcuti conference (org by European Volunteers Center) together with Milosh Ristovski , Young European Federalists @jef_europe Secretary General. Two important takeaways from Citizen K's presentation on democracy activism and social media – Blend online and offline activism to expend the network for your cause. Eg: Democracy… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

View this post on Instagram Are you ready for this stage of revolutionary change in democracy? 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 Citizen K of Democracy 4.0 #CivSocDays #SmartDemocracy #Democracy40 #smartpolitics #millenials #challenges #democracy #tech #millenials #citizens #citizenship #smartdemocracy #smartcitizenship #vr #ai #robots #newage #EuropeanElections #digitalrevolution #Iamvotingthistime #participatorydemocracy #change #changeEurope #Europe #EU #EuropeanParliament #parliament #assembly #techsavy #democracy40 #citizenK A post… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

Democracy 4.0 : Renovation of Politics and Smart Citizenship Recently I was in a lunch meeting with a prominent member of the European Parliament who is also former Minister of Foreign Affairs of an EU member state. As a seasoned politician, he said that “citizens are complaining about politics however politics is just a mirror… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

  Our buildings are smart buildings, Our phones are smart phones, Why our democracy is not a smart democracy? Democracy is not only about elections every 2-3 years it is about people, their lives and about values. Our current political system is too much focused on ballot-boxes. Join us for more citizen oriented participatory political… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

According to Eurobarometer, a staggering 71% of EU citizens think that politics is unrepresentative, which was supported by the lowest ever voter turnout in the 2014 EU Elections. Citizens want to be an active part of the discussion for local, national, and even international issues, but the system is not designed to be responsive. More… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

My views on the future of Europe were published in International Herald Tribune / Dunya in English and Turkish. Europe: Dream of power or power of the dream? Kader Sevinç* When I was growing as a child in Turkey, Europe was omni-present in school text books, on the TV, in the media and the daily… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

_____________________________       I was invited, as a poet, to Henrich Böll Foundation’s meeting: “Europe through the Eyes of Writers” to present my views on Europe’s future. It was a great pleasure to share with participants my ideas about the present and future of Europe together with Marianne Ebertowski (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union), Czech writer… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc

  www.turkishcoffeebriefings.org A new Turkish Coffee Briefings was on the topic of “European Parliament: Power and Politics”. The introductory speech was given by Richard Corbett, Cabinet Member of the European Council President Van Rompuy and former Member of the European Parliament. He is the co-author of the book “The European Parliament”. During the debate which… » read more

Posted by Kader Sevinc