Bürgerbeteiligung

Project

Our research and discussions with politicians in Munich has shown that albeit desirable there is a lack of easily accessible political participation opportunities for citizens. Currently suggestions, questions etc. regarding various topics in Munich such as infrastructure, culture or the citizen’s budget ("Bürgerbudget") need to be handed to persons responsible via mail, email or telephone. We think that this process is rather effortful and might be an obstacle for many people who would like to share their thoughts or even comment on others’ opinions. With this in mind, it is our goal to develop an all new digital platform that simplifies civic participation.  

Status

Our platform muc.me was launched on August 9, 2018.

Research Question

Regarding the scientific part of this project, we are particularly interested in how the platform is perceived by its users and how this affects the type (e.g. age, profession, residence in Munich) of users that actively visit it. Our ultimate goal is to define criteria that make such a platform as attractive as possible for a large group of Munich’s citizens. 

Project Team

Team Members

  • Ramses Grande Fraile
  • Matthias Passek 
  • Philip Petzoldt 
  • Nelly Prechtl
  • Simon Rehwald 
  • Jonas Ruchti 

Tutors 

  • Dominik Irber 
  • Rupert Heindl 
  • Matthias Lehner
     

Mentors 

  • Dr. Alexander Lang 
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Maasen 
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster