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Yago Bermejo

Medialab-Prado
Director - ParticipaLab
Yago Bermejo is the acting director of ParticipaLab, Collective Intelligence for Democracy Lab (@Participa_Lab) and coordinator of the project which connects Medialab-Prado with the Open Government, Participation and Transparency Area in the city of Madrid. ParticipaLab is centered on collaborative research around democratic innovation and directing deliberative tools for new participatory democratic processes. Much of the lab's work is connected to Decide Madrid, the direct citizen participatory platform of Madrid City Council.

Previously Yago Bermejo worked at LaboDemo.net, an organization focused on Internet democracy created after 15M movement. LaboDemo has created in Podemos party an entire strategy involving different tools with hundreds of thousands of people participating. He also worked with the D-CENT EU project designing collaborative legislation tools. Yago has served as a mentor and a speaker on various events: g0v.tw Summit in Taiwan, Future Innovation Forum in South Korea and LABICBR in Río de Janeiro, organized by SEGIB (Secretaría General Iberoamericana).