Policy Brief: Future of Democracy (pdf)
www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de
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to make participatory democracy a reality, it is essential to avoid only paying lip-service to the idea of participation — and give citizens a real say...European federalists are hoping to gain momentum for treaty change. Many member states are afraid of that very outcome...Citizens’ participation is being tested out far more commonly across Europ…

How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language - Scientific American
www.scientificamerican.com
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when people are confronted with moral dilemmas, they do indeed respond differently when considering them in a foreign language than when using their native tongue.

Exploring Translated Syndication at Future Media Lab
mathew.blogactiv.eu
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Some of the interesting work I’m involved with within EurActiv’s media innovation unit

BloggingPortal, meet Apache Stanbol
mathew.blogactiv.eu
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Apache Stanbol, an opensource semantic analysis project... spun off from an EC funded research project--- can ‘annotate’ a text... in any language... rebooted BloggingPortal would provide an ideal platform for ‘training’ Stanbol to annotate other European languages.

EU blogging by the numbers: 317k+ posts, 21 languages
mathew.blogactiv.eu
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Data from bloggingportal.eu, extracted by BrusselsBlogger, gives some idea of the dominance of English as a blogging language on EU policy. It is actually probably lower than most in the Brussels Bubble would guess.

Piloting a thematic online architecture for the EU (2003-07)
mathew.blogactiv.eu
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Project manager and architect of a successful pilot to reorganise EUROPA along thematic lines, so people could figure out What the EC did, Why and How, in areas of interest to them, without studying its labyrinthine internal structure.

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