Founding and opening ceremony of DIID

On July 21st 2016 the Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy, a new department of the Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf, was officially founded. For more information, see the German version.

Minister for Scientific affairs visits Workshop of the Fortschrittskolleg

On June 17th, 2016 another workshop of the Fortschrittskolleg “Online-Partizipation” took place at Schloss Mickeln. Svenja Schulze, the Minister for Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine-Westphalia used this occasion to inform herself about the current state of the PhD projects, all of which deal with the potential of online participation on the local level. […]

Board and strategy meeting in Gelsenkirchen

Along with the semi-annual board meeting a strategy meeting of the board took place on April, 27th at the Fachhochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung (FHöV) in Gelsenkirchen. One of the main topics was the further strategic development of the Fortschrittskolleg especially in regards to another possible funding period through the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research […]

Participation on the local level in North Rhine-Westphalia: Survey completed

In the past year the Fortschrittskolleg “Online-Partizipation” has performed a survey in 396 cities and communities as well as the 31 districts of North Rhine-Westphalia. The survey was designed explore how many cities and communities already use online-participation procedures. It was successfully completetd last month. A total of 90% of the cities, communities and districts of […]

Workshop: Ego-Centered Networks

On January 8th and 9th a workshop titled “Survey and Analyses of Ego-Centered Networks” took place at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Both speakers, Dr. Markus Gamper from the University of Cologne as well as Dr. Andreas Herz from the University of Hildesheim, talked about the assets and drawbacks of different survey methods. Alongside an analysis was performed […]