On Tuesday, 28 November over 100 participants as well as 28 Session Hosts and Speakers from ten different countries gathered at betahaus in Kreuzberg, Berlin, to exchange ideas and learn about concrete projects on how to innovate democracy.
On Tuesday, 13 December, an expert discussion took place at Das Progressive Zentrum with the populism experts Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser and Nicole Loew.
For the INNOCRACY Conference on Democratic Innovation on 28 November 2017, we gave you the opportunity to present your project or idea in the field of democratic innovation as a session host.
Please note that this Call for Ideas is closed. Thank you to everyone who applied with their ideas and projects. We selected 11 projects out of over 50 applications to participate in the Conference on Democratic Innovation.
The Democracy Lab, a project launched in April 2017 within “Das Progressive Zentrum”, presents its first Discussion Paper. It focuses on the reasons why we need better democratic institutions, more flexible and agile processes, and new mental models to adapt our democratic system to the current challenges of the 21st century. The paper essentially calls for a debate on the architecture of liberal democracy.
Progressives are convinced that in times such as these, when fundamental questions are being raised about the future of our societies, a narrow-minded approach to politics is out of place. Only through wide-ranging debates, exchanging ideas and opinions, and interacting with scientific and social research can fresh impetus be generated to take us beyond the current impasse of political debate.