Democracy Lab Final Report

2019 | Hanno Burmester & Paulina Fröhlich


After two years, the Democracy Lab presents its final report on the future of democracy.


The Democracy Lab – transformation instead of innovation

In April 2017, we launched the Democracy Lab. The Lab is a space within the independent think tank Das Progressive Zentrum dedicated to the future of democracy and democratic innovation. We created the Democracy Lab as a place for thinkers and doers to gather, network and think about new ideas for politics and civil society. Our mission from the start was to rethink on a fundamental level what a democratic state and society have to offer. We were not interested in restricting ourselves to small procedural innovations but to think beyond the existing framework: transformation instead of innovation.

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The Democracy Lab continues

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published on

19 December 2019