Crowdsourcing Through Social Media-The Icelandic Constitution Case

The Icelandic Constitutional Council has made it possible for the public to send messages which are published on the Council’s website in order to foster a lively discussion. Thereby every citizen had the opportunity to take part to the drafting of the constitution.

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Use case
Big data potential
Policy domains: Institutional Questions / Internal Affairs
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
Open license availability
Tags: Smart City Smart Government Citizen-centred policy-making


This is an interesting case especially as it is the first time that a constitution has been crowdsourced. However, the number of contributors has been somehow limited, showing that the level of competence necessary for such kind of contribution is not widespread in the society

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