who are we?

Initiator

Missions Publiques is a high-impact social entrepreneur whose mission is to bring the voice of ordinary citizens into international and global discussions and negotiations on societal challenges through the organization of citizens’ debates. We are set in Paris, France.

We get citizens and stakeholders involved to improve governance and decision-making. We work at local, national and international levels, drawing on the expertise of non-experts to enhance the development of public policies and corporate strategies.

Global partners

The European Commission aims to promote the general interest of the European Union (EU) by proposing and enforcing legislation and implementing EU policies and the EU budget.

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) ensures a stable and progressive communications infrastructure, lays the foundations for a strong Swiss media center and coordinates the implementation of the “Digital Switzerland” Strategy. The Office prepares the decisions of the Swiss government (the Federal Council), the Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and the Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom). OFCOM is also developing international activities.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (German: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie), abbreviated BMWi, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. It was previously known as the “Ministry of Economy”. It was recreated in 2005 as “Ministry of Economics and Technology” after it had previously been merged with other ministries to form the Federal Ministry for Economics and Labour between 2002 and 2005.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education, access, and policy. Its mission is “to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world”. It has a global membership base of more than 100,000 organizational and individual members.

The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation provides the essential infrastructure for free knowledge. We host Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world, as well as many other vital community projects. We welcome anyone who shares our vision to join us in collecting and sharing knowledge that fully represents human diversity.

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

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Founded in July 2003, the Mozilla Foundation sets the policies that govern development, operates key infrastructure and controls Mozilla trademarks and copyrights. It owns a taxable subsidiary: the Mozilla Corporation, which employs many Mozilla developers and coordinates releases of the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email client. The subsidiary is 100% owned by the parent, and therefore follows the same non-profit principles. The Mozilla Foundation was founded by the Netscape-affiliated Mozilla Organization.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the successor of the League of Nations’ International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation. UNESCO has 193 member states and 11 associate members.

The World Wide Web Foundation, also known as the Web Foundation, is an international non-profit organisation advocating for a free and open web for everyone. It is focused on increasing global access to the World Wide Web, while ensuring the web is a safe and empowering tool that people can use freely and fully to improve their lives.

cooperation partners

The Council of Europe (CoE) is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, covers approximately 820 million people and operates with an annual budget of approximately half a billion euros.

The Council of Europe has the power to enforce select international agreements reached by European states on various topics. The best known body of the Council of Europe is the European Court of Human Rights, which enforces the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. CSPO creates knowledge and methods, cultivates public discourse, and fosters policies to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and importance of science and technology as society charts a course for the future.

The revolution brought by information technologies and the emergence of globalized stakes bring new challenges. However, this future world is being built today without consultation with those who will be most affected by the current changes: the citizens.

Particip’Action is here to give them a voice, to activate collective intelligence in France, in Europe and in the world. Thanks to the tools of citizen consultation, we bring participative democracy and the culture of peace, the only guarantors of a new world just for all.

Savoir*Devenir is supporting the digital transition through actions in favor of media and information education, digital literacy (read, write and create on all supports), Internet governance (decode the digital to influence the decisions of the future).

It is backed by the UNESCO Chair Savoir*Devenir located at Sorbonne Nouvelle University and relies on a network of international partners.

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