The power of democracy lies in the people’s ability to build their shared future together. This is especially important in face of the climate crisis and new technologies, which will continue to cause disruptive change. As we strive for legitimate representation and genuine participation that leads to equitable and better solutions for all, this openness leaves democracy vulnerable to attacks. We are acutely aware that the continuity of democracy cannot be taken for granted. To ensure its long-term viability, we believe in the strength of adjusting to new challenges, defending core values, and persistently engaging in processes of (re-)democratization.
Some of our core questions
- How can political participation best coincide with urgent political decisions to combat the climate crisis?
- How can democratic processes address issues of redistribution and inclusiveness? What role can civil society and the media play in this respect?
- How can trust in democratic institutions be strengthened in order to discourage the mobilization of anti-democratic forces?
Countering Populism in Public Space
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