Almost all the deeper conversations we’ve had on the topic of democratic systems over the past decade or so have concluded with the model of Liquid Democracy most likely being the best. With the current Representative model being hollow, with
Pembrokeshire College has been working with VocalEyes to gain ‘proof of concept’ and using the College’s staff and student communities to test out the platform, providing valuable insights into user-experience as well as enhancing pre-existing engagement strategies.
We’re really pleased to anounce that VocalEyes is now available on Smartphones. Try it for yourself by typing vocaleyes.org or scan in the QR code at the bottom right of this page..
With support from the local AVS (Association for Voluntary Services), VocalEyes is being integrated in to TXT messaging to enable users to :
Vote on proposals
This development is especially exciting as:
it makes VocalEyes very accessible, even to those
Pembrokeshire College have begun the process of developing VocalEyes so that certain WKS (Wider Key Skills) can be obtained by using the system.
The majority of students at college will go for WKS qualifications. Currently they require approx 15 pages of
Newquest South West have agreed to run the “Community Voice” as a weekly feature in their papers.
They will start with a pilot of the “Milford Haven Voice” in the Milford Mercury (10k readers) for 6 weeks in the new year.
Here is a mockup of what Community Voice will look like when published in local newspapers:
The original pilot run in The Haven community back in 2008 was done under the name “Community Voice. We’ve now relaunched Community Voice as 1 of a suite of services powered by VocalEyes.
Community Voice is set up to enable residents
The IDEC & EUDEC 10 day conference was held last week with the aim of bringing together, sharing, learning & promoting democratic education throughout Europe and Internationally. It was attended by over 500 people representing over 30 countries.
VocalEyes was invited
Yup! VocalEyes groups now have their own widgets that can be embedded pretty much anywhere. See some examples HERE