UPDATE is a laboratory that aims to recognize and leverage the emerging practices of political participation among people of the XXI century. This initiative assumes that the current political representation models are falling apart and new forms of engagement are emerging at a national and international level. Therefore it is essential to deepen the trends that are emerging in different democracies in the world and understand the new behaviors and policy advocacy actions. The initiative will increase the analysis of knowledge about what UPDATE calls “hacker policy,” individuals acting to analyze political systems to understand their working patterns and change mechanisms in the power structure.