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Davide CASALEGGIO President and founder, Rousseau Association, Milan


 Davide Casaleggio is the president of Casaleggio Associati and the president and founder of the Rousseau Association. The Rousseau Platform is the core instrument of the Five Star Movement in Italy for decision making processes with the party base. Drafted laws, nominations for public offices, candidates lists, and other relevant decisions are made online on this platform with extensive citizen participation. The Rousseau platform is perceived as a key success factor of the Movimento 5 Stelle. In the Special Session “Citizens don’t bite” in Alpbach, Davide will provide insights on how this platform works and share strategies in improving participation.