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'How come?' project is an online platform for active citizenship. The purpuse of the project is to present and tackle problems and public decisions that affect our environment, quality of life and to present these problems to the public bodies.

The online platform has 4 modules:

  • Signals for problems submitted by e-volounteers.
  • Inspectorate for public decisions - e-volounteers publish debatable public decisions, vote for or against them, discuss and share them;
  • 'How come?' (that we have this quality of life) - e-volounteers build a database with cause and effect diagrams for problems they have identified.
  • Virtual business hours - volounteers send online items from the first 3 modules to the official authorities responsible for the problem or the decision.

Who are the e-volunteers?

The typical e-volunteer is a person in the 20-30 age group, who has a camera in the mobile phone. Everybody who is touched by a problem or wants to reach its core sense and not only the tip of the iceberg is our potential e-volunteer.

How many e-volunteers do they have?

16 till 14.09.2011, but the project started on 10.09.2011.

Whom do they address their activity to? Who is the recipient?

The target group of the project is public bodies and utilities that are respensible for city environment, infrastructure, control of utility monopoles, spending of public money, decision-making local councils.

Name of the organization: Pia Mater Foundation

Project title: How Come?

Website: http://www.piamater.org