Social service organisations are very concerned about the ‘digital by default‘ principle, which will soon be generalised to all public services via an ordinance before the Brussels Parliament. They notice that a large part of the population is experiencing more and more difficulties with all kinds of administrative procedures (from school registration to requests for subsidies or access to their medical file). Since the COVID period, many counters remain closed, leaving many people out in the cold. Further digitalisation without a clear strategy for alternative forms of communication leads not only to digital but also to social exclusion and human rights violations. As part of a mobilisation campaign, a petition was started with some very specific questions to Parliament.
If 1000 citizens sign this petition, the debate can be held, the sooner the better!
You can read the full text and sign this petition:
- online: via Lire et Ecrire (subject to e-mail confirmation)
- online: on the ‘democratie.brussels‘ citizens’ platform (authentication via itsme or czam)
- via the printable form, which can then be returned to the initiators (Caban) by e-mail.