Researcher, European University Institute in Florence
Tiago Peixoto is a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI). His main research interests are related to identifying factors that contribute to successful policies aiming at reinforcing political participation, such as the role of institutions in participatory engineering or the use of information and communication technologies on democratic processes. He has also been involved in pioneering work concerning Participatory Budgeting and e-democracy experiences at the local level funded by the European Commission. He has worked as a consultant on e-governance policies for different international organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations and the OECD. Tiago is also a research coordinator of the Electronic Democracy Centre in Zurich and advisor to the Brazilian House of Representatives' e-Democracy project.