Presentation on theme: "1 T OWARDS AN A TLAS OF THE P OLITICAL O PINIONS Jean-Paul PINON 1 April 2015."— Presentation transcript:
1 T OWARDS AN A TLAS OF THE P OLITICAL O PINIONS Jean-Paul PINON 1 April 2015
O UR G OAL Voters’ association Vote Advice Application : http://vote.wecitizens.behttp://vote.wecitizens.be A ‘wikipedia’ of the political players A quality surveyor of public management An institute for citizenship education Pedagogical tools, etc. 2
V OTE ADVICE APPLICATIONS (VAA) A VAA provides to the voters electoral orientation via matching political position of voters and parties and/or candidates. It helps voters to find the candidates with the highest political affinity. The VAA invites the user to enter in the Political Directory, where he finds well-structured information that is relevant for a voter. Popularity of VAAs www.stemwijzer.nl : 4,85 million visits in one month (2012) www.stemwijzer.nl www.smartvote.ch : 1,1 million consultations; 84% of candidates participating (2011) www.smartvote.ch The VAA is not: Rating of the candidates Voting recommendation. Improvements compared to first generation VAAs: Selection of candidates, and not (only) the parties The VAA is coupled with a political directory Each question is accompanied by a summary containing the "pros" and "cons" 3
4 Le GPS électoral produit par NousCitoyens en mai 2014
P OLITICAL D IRECTORY The Vote Advice Application (VAA) is linked to a Political Directory. This other transparency tool is autonomous: can be consulted without VAA. It will be available in May 2015 on : http://directory.wecitizens.be http://directory.wecitizens.be It contains answers from political players on a set of questions: we move towards an atlas of opinions. 11
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C ONCLUSION The transparency tools developed by WeCitizens are multilingual and easily transferable to other countries. The Vote Advice Application can be used for all types of elections, including internal elections of parties, trade unions, Chairman of a university, etc. 17