THREE QUESTIONS TO FLORIAN RIBIERE AND CAMILLE MARAIS, CO-FOUNDERS OF OUIVOTE
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We are today with three questions to Florian RIBIERE and Camille MARAIS, co-founders of OuiVote:
- Can you present yourself
Florian : My name is Florian RIBIERE, 23 years old and the Co-founder of OuiVote.
Holder of a Masters Degree in Digital Marketing after a career in commerce (two-year technical degree, vocational baccalaureat), I am interested in entrepreneurship and politics from a very young age. Firstly serial content creator and founder of my own blog for 3 years, I manage now a YouTube channel. On a daily basis, I am the creative and commercial soul of OuiVote because what I love and what motivates me is to grow the projects that I carry out day by day. With OuiVote, I hope to be able to change certain mentalities and why not certain behaviors, such as the reduction of the abstention rate among young people, which particularly struck me during the last municipal elections.
Camille : My name is Camille Marais, 24 years old I am the co-founder of OuiVote.
Because I believe in a society capable of enriching itself with all forms of diversity to better adapt to the world, I wished to add my contribution to the project. My will and that of the whole OuiVote team is being established in a sustainable manner in a model of participative democracy
We are both convinced & motivated by the idea of resuming a healthy dialogue between elected officials and citizens.
2. Can you present OuiVote?
For more than 30 years, the feeling of political non-representation has been increasing in France, increasing the abstention rate which sometimes borders on 50%. Since 2018, this feeling has become a crisis, that of political representativeness and which has led to the emergence of popular movements like “Nuit Debout” or the “Yellow Vests” which require certain measures such as the establishment of the Referendum of Citizen Initiative (RIC) and proportional representation in the electoral system in order to be more heard by politicians.
But then how can we resume the dialogue between elected officials and citizens?
With OuiVote, whether for a participatory project related to the environment, culture or social, from our platform, each municipality can create its consultation in a few clicks. The elected officials thus propose projects to the citizens and for their part, the resident of the city can give their opinion, dialogue directly with their elected officials and even propose their own projects.
OuiVote is the trusted intermediary between elected officials and citizens.
The blockchain intervenes during our voting process guaranteeing all our users security, reliability, and transparency of the consultations. Each vote cannot be falsified and each user can see for himself that his vote has been taken into account compared to certain competing platforms where the feeling of the black box may be present.
This allows having better confidence of citizens in public action, transparency of this public action and for the town hall to have an improvement in the quality of decisions by benefiting from citizen expertise
3. What is your view on the blockchain industry in France?
The blockchain industry is still in its infancy, especially in France. Nevertheless, we feel real traction and a real interest in the subject, especially of the public authorities since the media effervescence of December 2018. With already recognized companies such as Ledger and the successive organization of dedicated conferences, we think France has everything to become one of the leading countries in this sector, as Estonia currently is. The regulatory framework is also starting to move thanks to the PACTE law. Work in progress