The Danish Daily Dagbladet Information has launched a think tank that aims to address the problems facing Denmark and the country's new government. The results will be handed over to the new Prime Minister Helle Thorning -Schmidt after she has completed 100 days in office.
The interesting thing about this research project? Everyone is invited.
Readers of Information are invited to contribute to the think tank, appropriately named 100 Dage (100 Days) , alongside NGOs, experts, politicians, organisations, corporations and even established think tanks.
Through this blend of expert insight and popular opinion, the paper hopes to gain a more profound insight into the mood of the Danish people and how best to deal with the current political and economic environment.
Nikolai Thyssen, from Information, said in an email interview "we're breaking the silos in which political discussions usually take place (politicians talking to civil servants, economists talking to think tanks, activists talking to NGOs etc. etc.)". The crowd sourcing method is a means of shaking up the traditional method of political research encouraging "new lines of thought".
Read a full interview with Nikolai Thyssen here.
WAN-IFRA: First and foremost, can you give a brief summary of the concept and