After 30 hours of coding, discussions, and pivots five main ideas materialized that would continue forward:
A platform to start, fund and maintain a single-issue party (Karoli Hindriks’ team)
A visualization tool for the Estonian state budget (Tarmo Jüristo team)
A platform for citizens to assess the activities of the government, post topics and keep track of the progress of those activities + information will be used as an input for a TV program (Kai Isand/Natalja Kitam team)
A tool for showing the impact of individual health behavior on the state budget that helps increase citizen awareness as well as promote beneficial behavior with a token system (Tiit Paananen’s team)
An analysis of extreme political comments in a news site to increase transparency and produce tools that would help combat it (sifr.ai team)
In the coming months, the teams will continue developing their ideas, presenting them to the government officials and validating them with citizens. For example, the Head of Praxis, Tarmo Jüristo, has already discussed his solution and ways of implementing it with the Ministry of Finance.
“Our aim is to have more of these initiatives popping up, whether through an event like this or other mechanisms where civil society and citizens can feel like they can do something about the state of affairs. And to really give power back to people to do something about what’s happening in their country today.” - Joao Rei
Together with Kõigi Eesti, we are very grateful to Startup Leaders Club, Open Estonia Foundation, all the participants and mentors who helped make Democracyhack happen. Power to the people!