May 2012 PEP-NET Speakers Announced


PEP-NET Conference
May 14, 2012
Hamburg, Germany
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“PEP-NET Summit: Out in the Open will cover urban development,
eParticipation and transparency. We have speakers who will showcase some
examples from here in Hamburg and from abroad. Anyone can join us for a day of
discussion, learning and exchange.
Confirmed speakers are:
· Nick
, founder and MD of Birmingham social enterprise Podnosh (, who recently won the UK
Prime Minister’s Big Society award for his social media surgeries;
· Alenka Krek-Poplin, Junior
Professor at the HafenCity University, specialist in Computer-based Methods in
Urban and Regional Planning, originally from Slovenia, spent several years in
· Daniel
, Director of Mehr Demokratie e.V. (Hamburg branch), organiser of the
campaign for a local transparency law in Hamburg which calls for transparency
and open data in the local authority;
· Erik Tissinghe, Director of Over
Morgen in Beeld (, a Dutch
company that specialises in 3D models for eParticipation;
· Peter Verhaeghe, of Belgian citizen
initiative stRaten-Generaal, which organised citizens against a traffic bridge
and in favour of a tunnel, also an architect for the city state;
· Cynthia Wagner, nexthamburg (, which runs events and
an online platform to involve citizens in planning Hamburg’s future urban

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