The international event Democracy4All, which has been held annually since 2019, is returning to Barcelona for its fourth edition in a hybrid format, offering both online and on-site experiences following the success of this model on its previous edition. 

Democracy4All’s orientation makes it a unique event in the world, as it focuses on the use of blockchain as an instrument of democratic improvement in terms of social, corporate and individual governance. It offers Catalonia the opportunity to host the most important international conclave for political actors and institutions everywhere, and contributes to speeding up the dialogue between government bodies and new technologies. 

Democracy4All brings together talent, experts and policymakers to share and discuss the latest advances in technology and regulation. The backbone of the event relies on the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance set by the Council of Europe, which encapsulate fundamental values defining a common vision of democratic governance in Europe. 

The list of speakers will be revealed shortly by the organization. Previous editions of the event was attended by top-level personalities from the fields of technology and politics, such as McAfee founder John McAffee, ICC Secretary General John Denton, the European Commission’s acting head of digital innovation and blockchain Helen Köpman, former president of Estonia Toomas Hendrik and Vice President of the Catalan Government Jordi Puigneró. 

One of the hot topics of Democracy4All 2022 will be, unsurprisingly, metaverses, which will have a dedicated stage. “The Metaverse boom has only started; we are now acknowledging the importance of these new realities and the impact they will have in the upcoming years,” stated Vasilisa Marinchuk, director of the event. “As exciting as it may sound, there is, however, a lot of work to be done in terms of regulation, governance and democracy. It is like arriving to a new world and setting the ground rules almost from scratch. I am certain that Democracy4All and its participants will have an important role in this regard.”

Many other activities are planned for the event’s two days, including several hybrid round tables that will cover topics to be held in various sessions, where participants and representatives from all around the world will have the opportunity to be heard. The objective is to offer a wide variety of topics — always related to the techno-political space — so that any entity, firm or association willing to participate can find their place in the discussion. Besides that, Democracy4All will also offer start-up pitchings, a digital art exhibition, post-event cocktail and networking areas and a gala dinner. 

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