We nourish communities.
We provide the seed for
There’s no point in creating nice-looking websites without also having in-depth reporting by experienced journalists.
We develop concepts for meetings, manage content, and offer coaching to create unforgettable experiences.
Having the right tool is an essential prerequisite for the community to find itself and change the world.
Quality content to show that climate change is already affecting our lives
If we learn how to deal with climatic changes, they need not be a tragedy. To mobilize Brazil, we created a site full of varied content for the British Embassy and for the Estadão newspaper - photos, videos, animation, graphics, reports, articles and interviews. Winner of the Journalists and Co. HSBC Press and Sustainability PrizesOpen
The Minas Gerais citizens’ blog, a public service of the state government.
For a government today, providing information is as important as providing water or light. This is not propaganda; it is service.
The country’s first TED: a transformational meeting of 1,000 people. There will be another in 2011
Webcitizen handled the design, implementation, and the invitation and selection of participants, both speakers and attendees, of the first TED conference held in Brazil, and it is now a biannual event. One of the four most successful TEDx in the world in 2009.
A TED in the heart of the forest, bringing together the world's most inspiring ideas.
A unique and transformational conference, classified by many guests and speakers as "the best event I’ve ever attended in my life." It is also biannual.
An attractive and entertaining site that shows the work of the National Congress.
Invited to speak in
Washington in May 2010
Engaging Citizens in Development Management and Public Governance
Invited by the UN to coordinate a panel discussion on civic engagement. Barcelona in June 2010
A simple, attractive and entertaining site to try to transform the black box of the National Congress into a glass house. Chosen by Época magazine as one of the finalists in the 2010 Generosity Prize.
We have created a platform calling all citizens to construct together the future of the State of Minas Gerais
In partnership with the Government, we launched ten challenges to be discussed without hierarchy, in a democratic and collaborative way, so that every citizen, enterprise, NGO, institutions etc. had the opportunity to create goals and participate in reaching solutions.
Veja.com, Augusto Nunes interviewAbrir
Program “Espaço Aberto” from GlobonewsAbrir
Presentation Gov2.0, André Blas.Abrir
Launching of VotenawebAbrir
Article published in the Brasil Econômico journal (july, 2010)
Article published in the Folha de S. Paulo journal (june, 2010)
Article published in the LeMonde Diplomatic journal (october, 2010)
Article published in the LeMonde Diplomatic journal (january, 2010)
Article published in the Estado de Minas journal (july, 2010)
Article published in the Estado de S. Paulo journal (march, 2010)
Matéria publicada na Revista Super Interessante (dezembro 2009)
Article published in the Galileu magazine (october, 2010)
Article published in the Planeta Sustentável website (june, 2010)
Article published in the Folha.com website (june, 2010)
Following the UN’s suggestion, Webcitizen is opening Foundation Webcitizen.
Its goal is to develop web-citizenship and civic engagement projects to save the credibility of
Brazil's political system.
We are looking for companies that can support us in this cause.
Nice to meet you, visitors from outside Brazil!
Exceptionally this post will be written in English (desculpa aí, amigos brasileiros!). Let me explain why:
This week, on May 26th, we’ll give a talk at the Gov 2.0 Conference in Washington DC, which is really really cool. We’ll be there introducing the American public to our project Votenaweb.com, which will soon be launched in other 4 countries! We’ll ask people there at the conference to visit our website. So we thought it would be polite to receive them with a post in English. Isn’t it cute?
Let me tell you then who we are. We’re a company created only a bit more than a year ago, to use technology to create civic engagement and – why not – make the world a better place. From then on we did so many things that it feels like we’ve been working for decades! We were among the people who brought TED to Brazil – we curated and organized the TEDxSP conference last November. We edit a cool magazine on values called Gotas – the first issue discusses transparency, the second one wants to make a concrete impact on a neighborhood. We are also about to launch a very cool and fun website called Duelo Tube, which lets youtube videos fight with each other! And we work for a state government (the state of Minas Gerais) providing information services to the public. Not to mention a hundred other projects we’ve been dreaming about.
Thanks for passing by. I hope you come back one day. If by any chance you need a hand from passionate people in Brazil, just let us know.
Por Denis Burgierman