Electoral apathy and the strengthening of populism in Hungary has grown into a pressing issue that demands attention. The Integrated Collaboration for Change (ICC) addressed this issue by creating an open-source online platform that empowered citizens to effectively influence political decision processes and allowed them to raise important issues to the general public’s attention, propose their own idea and policies, gather supporters and initiate action while simultaneously searching for solutions that result in the largest social benefit not based on traditional left or right-winged political values.
ICC also served as a call for political consciousness and focused on social programing and opinion building while strengthening political activism and participatory democracy. In order to filter out bots, trolls and fake identities, the program uses an online anonymous ID verification system that was developed by the same team leading the ICC.
Electoral apathy and the strengthening of populism in Hungary has grown into a pressing issue that demands attention.