Vox Pop is a social enterprise that creates digital civic engagement platforms based on anonymous peer-to-peer discussions between political opposites. By introducing online political ‘speeddating’ Vox Pop aims to break the infamous filter bubble, and bring the political debate closer to the citizen.
For civic education
Vox Pop Academy aims to break barriers among students by matching peers from different schools and backgrounds. This introduces students to the views of their peers, whilst simultaneously learn practical democratic skills vital for living in a pluriforme society.
In a healthy democracy, politics are discussed not only between politicians but also amongst citizens. The Vox Pop platform facilitates one-on-one discussions between political opposities in order to stimulate debate and break down the walls of the echo-chambers.
Diskutiermitmir.de | German elections
Diskutiermitmir.de (DiscussWithMe) is the first international Vox Pop platform. After teaming up with Louis Klamroth (from N-TV's 'Klamroth's Konter') the new-and-improved platform launched on the 1st of September, and is live until the elections on the 24th of said month.
ParlemApp.cat | Catalonian elections
For the Catalonian elections of December 21st, Vox Pop partnered with Tresipunt and the Guerrilla Foundation to launch ParlemApp.cat - an app aiming to break the deadlock between unionists, separatists, and everything in between.
Waaromkiesjij.nl | Dutch elections
Waaromkiesjij.nl (WhyDoYouVote) went live on the 15th of February, exactly one month before the Dutch elections. Beside nationwide media attention, the platform facilitated over 35.000 online discussions between voters from all over the country.
VitApp.hu | Hungarian elections
For the Hungarian elections of April 8th 2018 the creaters of Vokskabin, a team from the Andrássy University in Budapest, wanted to launch a Vox Pop platform as an addition. Ten days before the election, VitApp.hu was launched to break Hungarian filterbubbles.
#ProveThemWrong | Partner in a campaign to increase young voter turnout for the European elections
In May 2019, EU-civilians have the opportunity to vote during the European parliamentary elections. However, chances are that many of them will not be using their voting rights. #ProveThemWrong is an activation campaign which aims to get young people to vote. The name of the campaign is a shout-out to young people to prove that they are involved with their future — that they do vote. Check out ProveThemWrong.eu for more information.
Talking Europe | a cross-border and multilingual app for the European Elections
Talking Europe is a pan-European initiative connecting people with opposing political views across Europe. In 1:1 chats citizens engage in meaningful online conversations about European topics ahead of the EU elections in 2019. The matching algorithm finds a discussant from across the aisle. Modern translation tools ensure real-time translation of the chats and enable discussants to participate in their mother tongue. Read more on TalkingEurope.eu