Participatory platforms and PR

Internship to develop participatory platforms and public relations management.

Communication and events

During my time at Digidem Lab I was involved in the organization and participated in training events, such as workshops and hackathons. These events focused on digital tools for communication and decision-making for organizations, such as Loomio. It was great to see the interest of participants and to help them using the tools. At the same time, I gained insight into the preparation for events, into different aspects that are necessary to run them. Part of that was the public relations management that is important for a young organization as Digidem Lab. Especially in regards to social media I could support the team and help to raise public awareness for the existence and work of Digidem Lab.


Finally, I gained insight into the development and architecture of a participatory online platform (G2C/C2C) for municipalities and organizations. In this context I translated parts of the software from English into German. It helped me to extend my knowledge and understanding of such a software.

Hopes for the future

What I find most exciting about this topic are the potentials for a more open and transparent public sector. It will allow people to participate in policy making and to better understand public organizations and their processes. I am very greatful to Anna, Petter and Sanna for the opportunity to learn from them by giving me insight into the different aspects of their work. I hope that Digidem Lab will receive even more support and interest in the future to create a more open and engaging society. 😉

Project manager

Hannah Thein
Hannah is studying a Master program in Open eGovernment at Stockholm University.

Digidem Open Lab is co-organised with ABF Göteborg, with the support of AllmÀnna Arsvfonden and the cooperation of Sweden's Municipalities, The Swedish Green Party, The National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations (LSU), Young Media and Unga Rörelsehindrade Gothenburg.