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Democracy and participation | Social inclusion

Preferential points voting in decision-making.

In complex debates, a pluralist democracy should allow for > 2 options 'on the table' and ballot paper. The option with the highest average preference wins. An average involves not just a majority but every voter. Points voting is more ...
Democracy and participation | Communities

Pan European cooperative media company

Up to 70% of journalism will be produced by the growing ecosystem of freelance journalists. Centralized and institutional infrastructure, production and distribition is transitioning to a networked structure. It is vital for the future ...
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Democracy and participation | Communities

The Voice of Hungary

How can democracy be re-made for the 21st century? How can the informed will of the people be discovered in an era of fake news, demagogic politicians and social media information cocoons? The answer: randomly select a representative sam...
Democracy and participation

Rock the Eurovote 2019

Only 28% of EU citizens aged 18-24 voted in 2014. In 2019, more young people are likely to vote for their Eurovision fave than for their MEPs. We cannot lose an entire generation to populism, nationalism and frog memes. Rock the Eurovote...
Democracy and participation

Revitalizing European Democracy NOW!

The European Citizens Initiative is a pillar of European democracy but remains unknown and fails to really empower citizens. The revision process of the ECI that just started, is our opportunity to revitalize it, and with it, European de...
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Democracy and participation

We need to talk about our Constitution(s)! A …

Nationalism is on the rise in Europe. National leaders claim the right to "sovereign" decisions, on the basis of national constitutions. Within the common European constitutional space, democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights can n...
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities

Euronerds

"No one falls in love with the single market, the financial market, labour reforms or budget perspective. [People] are motivated because of a grand narrative." Emmanuel Macron The EU is notoriously bad at communicating to its citizens...
Democracy and participation | Arts and cultural activities

Academy of Arts for Inclusive Democracy

Homelessness is one of the most complex social challenges of modern cities. The Greater Manchester Mayor's Office wants to put in place a co-developed 10-year homelessness reduction and prevention strategy. But involving homeless people ...
Democracy and participation | Communities

People Powered Policy Jam

Our world is changing fast, new challenges appear every day and the long-term ones intensify. The old ways of dealing with problems don't keep pace with the tempo and citizens feel excluded from the decision-making. To strengthen the soc...

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