Innocracy 2019: (Re)Watch it online!Democratic Transformation: Exploring Pathways for Inclusive and Sustainable Societies
All videos of the conference are now online for you.
You couldn’t attend this year’s Innocracy Conference or want to rewatch your favourite talks?
No problem! The talks, workshops and discussions below were recorded for you.
SETTING THE SCENE | Paulina Fröhlich & Dominic Schwickert
„A CHALLENGE OF UNBECOMING: EXPLORING THE ‘HOW’ OF DEMOCRATIC TRANSFORMATION“ | Hanno Burmester, Das Progressive Zentrum (Germany)
„IF YOU CAN’T FEEL YOURSELF, YOU CAN’T FEEL THE WORLD“ | Uffe Elbæk, Alternativet (Denmark)
„SHAPING OUR GREAT TRANSFORMATION“ | Marc Saxer, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Germany)
Marc’s talk is also available in written form (slightly adapted). Click here to read it!
„DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY: HOW TO INVOLVE CITIZENS IN PUBLIC DECISION-MAKING“ | Claudia Chwalisz, OECD (France)
„THE AUTOCRATIC TEMPTATION: WHAT CHINA CAN TEACH US ABOUT TRANSFORMATION“ | Stein Ringen, Oxford University (United Kingdom)
„CONFRONTING DEMOCRATIC REGRESSION: CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVISM IN TIMES OF SHRINKING SPACES“ | Márta Pardavi, Hungarian Helsinki Committee (Hungary)
„POLITICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: HOW SOCIAL START-UPS HELP FOSTER POLITICAL CHANGE“ | Josef Lentsch, Innovation in Politics Institute (Austria)
„HOW CAN THE PUBLIC RECLAIM DIGITAL PUBLICS IN EUROPE?“ | Lorena Jaume-Palasí, The Ethical Tech Society (Germany)
OPEN DEBATE: „INSTITUTIONS OF TOMORROW“ | Claudia Chwalisz, OECD (France), Uffe Elbæk, Alternativet (Denmark) | Regula Stämpfli, Political Philosopher (Germany/Switzerland) | Host: Milo Tesselaar, Demokratie21 (Austria)
DEMOCRACY SLAM: „ON THE FUTURE POTENTIALS OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY“ | Martina Handler, Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (Austria) |Roman Huber, Mehr Demokratie e.V. (Germany)
WRAP-UP & VISION 2030 | Hanno Burmester, Strategic Lead, Das Progressive Zentrum | Paulina Fröhlich, Head of Programme Future of Democracy, Das Progressive Zentrum (Germany)
KEYNOTE: THE JUST TRANSITION AND ITS DISCONTENTS | Sabrina Schulz, Policy Fellow, Das Progressive Zentrum (Germany)
„…AND NOW WHAT?! HOW TO MASTER THE SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION OF DEMOCRACY“ |Emma Fuchs, Climate Activist, Fridays for Future | Sven Giegold, MEP, Greens / EFA | R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder, Ecologic Institute & Adjunct Professor, Duke University | Ophélie Omnes, Presidium Member, Young European Federalists | Ria Schröder, President, Young Liberals Germany | Moderated by Anna Sauerbrey, Deputy Editor in Chief, Tagesspiegel Causa
What Innocracy 2019 was about
Global warming, the digital revolution and social inequality put modern democracy to test. The institutions of the modern democratic state are designed for the challenges of a different era. Therefore, they struggle to meaningfully respond to an increasingly disruptive environment.
Change-makers from both civil society and politics face the pressing question: How must we transform democracy to make it fit for the future? What are the levers for developing and realising reforms that enable a democratic, sustainable and inclusive future?
To transform democracy, we must imagine alternatives to the status quo – and realise them via the democratic political process. This is why we devoted this year’s Innocracy Conference to the “How” of democratic transformation. How can the political system successfully reform itself? How can society and politics rediscover their transformative potential?