At Danes je nov dan, we have been promoting the introduction of participatory budgeting and the local level for a long time, so we used the occasion of local elections to campaign for it. Before the elections, we contacted all the mayoral candidates, inquiring about their position regarding participatory budgeting. We organized all the acquired information on a website, where voters could check which candidates committed to introducing participatory budgeting in their municipality in case of victory.
Quizzle: Referendum on public television
Kvizle (Quizzle) is an interactive online quiz that in the weeks leading up to the November “referendum trio” confronted users with 5 new questions every day. With Quizzle, users were able to check their knowledge of the situation at the public Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV). The latter, which was already in poor condition, was completely demolished by intense politicization. Every day we witnessed popular shows being cancelled, journalists threatened, and unprofessional, yet politically “appropriate” personnel being hired by the just as “appropriate” management. That is why, with the help of our friends, we decided to remind the voters in a fun way about the bizarre incidents and absurd decisions that marked the year 2022 on RTV. Quizle was similar to the hit game Wordle as it encouraged players to play daily – because they were unable to immediately check whether they got their answer right and had to come back the next day in order to continue their streak and to be able to brag about it on social networks
Stop Your Government
We developed the interactive online game Stop Your Government with partners Inicijativa mladih za ljudska prava - Hrvatska, Crna kuća and Gong. The game aims to inspire young people to stand for what they believe is right and become active in civil society and non-governmental organizations. In the game, the player can choose one of three different scenarios (worker’s rights, reproductive rights, the environment) and try their hand at organizing protests, media campaigns and referendums. During the game, they are forced to make decisions, which in turn make the campaign succeed or fail, and are helped by random encounters and events along the way. Stop Your Government provides authentic insight into activist reality, victories and defeats included, and we hope that it encourages many young people to become active members of civil society.
Less than fair
On a cold December evening, social networks were flooded with outraged posts reacting to a memo from Hofer banning homeless people from selling their newspaper in front of its outlets. In doing so, they communicated to an already vulnerable social group that they are unwanted and should become invisible – just to provide their customers a holiday shopping experience without any bad conscience. We strongly oppose this kind of segregation, so called on the public to boycott Hofer and help the homeless.