Demo Day

  • Prototype Fund

24.02.2022, 17:00 – 19:00, online, free

Let’s upgrade 🇨🇭 democracy! The Prototype Fund supports people in strengthening political participation in Switzerland with open source projects. On 24 February our six teams will present their civic tech projects they have been working on during the last six months. Register for our Demo Day and be the first to test their open source prototypes, get to know the teams and contemplate the future of Swiss democracy together!


17:00 – Workshop – Futures of Democracy

What should our democracy look like in 2050? What do we have to change to get there? Let’s contemplate the futures of Swiss democracy together! The results will be incorporated into the planning of a diverse, decentralized, and immersive “Futures of Democracy” festival taking place in 2023.

18:00 – Project Pitches

  • With VoteLog, civil society organizations can assess parliamentarians’ voting behavior. The ratings are visualized and help to form public opinion.
  • With VelObserver, residents can rate bicycle infrastructure and continuously check its planned expansion.
  • Forum for Inclusion makes people without voting rights more visible in Swiss democracy by providing them with a platform to voice their opinions on popular votes.
  • Citympact puts a simple tool in the pocket of every GenZ citizen to make their voice heard on projects and issues affecting their municipality.
  • strengthens transparency and democratic control over the human rights performance of Swiss companies, based on the new non-financial reporting obligation.
  • With Baloti, people without voting rights can learn and experience Swiss direct democracy through mockup referendum votes in ten languages.

18:30 – Project Demos: test the tools in break out sessions

19:00 – “Apéro”: end and informal exchange

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Check out our projects promoting inclusion, transparency and democratic control in advance and learn more about how we want to upgrade Swiss democracy together.

The Prototype Fund is a joint initiative by and Mercator Foundation Switzerland