Róbert and Gunnar are geeks of the year 2011 in Iceland
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Róbert and Gunnar are geeks of the year 2011 in Iceland

Róbert Bjarnason and Gunnar Grímsson were chosen by a vote from more then 10.000 people in and connected to the IT industry.  The reasons given ranged from our success with Better Reykjavík, our efforts to spread our online democratic solutions worldwide and to our long and successful career in IT, both in Iceland and abroad. […]
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Better Iceland opens at Austurvöllur

The Citizens Foundation opened today at 12.30 a new democracy website called Better Iceland. Better Iceland is evolved from Skuggaþing and Better Reykjavik and has its focus on the whole of Iceland whereas Better Reykjavik focuses on the capital city. It’s purpose is to connect the general public to members of parliament and to encourage good debate about […]
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16 priorities from Better Reykjavík are now in process with the city of Reykjavík

Over 10.000 unique visitors to Better Reykjavik which have added more then 200 priorities since the website opened on October 19th. Sixteen of those priorities have now been sent into the cities administrative process with the appropriate special councils. They will process the priorities and all results of that process will be visible on Better Reykjavik. This […]
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New Better Reykjavik opens in collaboration with the City of Reykjavik

Today the Citizens Foundation opened a new and improved version of Better Reykjavík in collaboration with the City of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The collaboration ensures that the priorities which the citizens deem most important will automatically be processed by the cities specialty councils. The City of Reykjavík sees this as a future project but not […]
Pictured from left are Christophe Leclercq (EurActiv), Óskar J. Sandholt, Gunnar Grímsson og Róbert V. Bjarnason from Citizens.is and Daniel Van Lerberghe (PoliTech).
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Citizens win the European award in the 2011 eDemocracy Awards

Last week, Fondation EurActiv PoliTech handed out the European award in the 2011 eDemocracy Awards to the Icelandic Citizens Foundation at the Quai d’Orsay. The ceremony took place next to the salon de l’Horloge, the prestigious venue of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where Robert Schuman called for a United Europe in 1950. Fondation EurActiv PoliTech is the […]
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Citizens well received at Digital Cities

We, the Citizens Foundation, did two presentations at the Digital Cities conference in Athens, Greece during the last weekend. They were both well received and referred to in 5 other lectures and/or Q&As that came after our presentations. Both as interesting in connection to those lectures subjects as well as in terms of seeing interesting […]
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Citizens Foundation participating in Digital Cities conference

We will be participating in the Digital Cities conference in Athens, Greece where Róbert Bjarnason, Gunnar Grímsson and Óskar J. Sandholt will give 4 presentations on subjects ranging from Better Reykjavik to usage of social media in politics. http://www.digital-cities.eu/digital-cities-symposium/
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Citizens Foundation nominated for the e-Democracy Awards 2011

Citizens Foundation, which runs Better Reykjavík and Your Priorities, has been nominated for European eDemocracy Award 2011 which is a part of World eGov Forum 2011. The nominees will present their projects at the Awards Ceremony in Issy, Paris in the beginning of October.