Since the pandemic, more and more people have decided to use online voting. But how do I set up a digital election and what is there to consider? Should I set up an online voting, live voting or an online nomination instead? And what’s the situation with an online voting project? Lorenz and his POLYAS Support #Team have the right answers to all of these questions. Continue reading

POLYAS founder Kai Reinhard

The year 2020 will linger in our memories for a long time to come. Challenges were managed, hurdles were overcome and stress limits were tested. We employees at POLYAS have also learned a lot and have outgrown ourselves—despite working from home. But how did our managing director and POLYAS founder Kai Reinhard experience this year? […]

POLYAS review 2020

2020 is unlikely to be a year that we forgot in a hurry. The effects of the corona pandemic were a major challenge for the POLYAS team. But it quickly became clear: Co-determination cannot be put on hold, and the need for digital democracy has never been greater. Continue reading

Career at POLYAS

How do I get my career started? Will I be taken on? What are my development opportunities in a company? Do I fit to the team? These are typical questions at the start of a professional career, and many arise again when changing jobs. Find out in this POLYAS interview how Anastasia Tomskikh and Elisa Utterodt experienced the start to their professional career at POLYAS. Continue reading

Reduce your carbon footprint with online elections

Elections are not only expensive but often have a significant carbon footprint. Learn about how to reduce the environmental costs of your next election by switching from postal to online elections.

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Open Data und digitale Verwaltung Chancen und Herausforderungen

The freedom of open data and Information freedom has always been a difficult topic. In the modern, digital, world the freedom to learn new information has become somewhat of a given for much of the western world. The age of Google and Wikipedia has presented the world with a wealth of information merely a few clicks away. Yet what is open data and what opportunities does it offer us today? Continue reading

Digital Participation

In the previous installments of this series, we have covered some of the different forms of digital participation. Today we will be assessing the overall benefits and drawbacks of participating in a digital world.  Continue reading

More and more municipalities count on digital communication services to involve the public. Hence, many municipalities have already created or plan to establish online participation and consultation platforms. However, can these measures help increase public participation? More transparency = more public participation The internet offers various possibilities to take part in different debates and discussions […]

In the second part of our series on digital democracy, we are looking at liquid democracy. Liquid democracy is a fascinating modern take on participation and the form democracy could take in the future. Read on for a short introduction. Liquid Democracy – What is it & How It Works  Liquid democracy is in essence a mix […]

E-Democracy is a form of digital participation that’s popping up more regularly these days. As a buzzword it’s being thrown around in politics and on social media alike and has more than a few people rubbing their hands in anticipation. In the first part of our new series on the future of democracy in the digital world, we are looking at E-Democracy.
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How to astronauts vote?

Democracy is invaluable, which is why even astronauts orbiting the earth are able to take part in elections.

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Winning Candidates in Cooperatives' Election organization

Interestingly, there is a surprising lack of digitalization in cooperatives at present. Online voting, however, offers cooperatives a way to increase member participation and would help move cooperatives forward with the times.

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