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Democracy and participation

TraceMap-Fighting Misinformation with Transparency

In social media, populist parties have found the perfect platforms for their deliberate use of misinformation to disturb and emotionalize political debates. In this setting, fact-based discussions have become virtually impossible. To tac...
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Democracy and participation | Urban development

Incubator for Participatory Democracy in Europe

Across Europe, cities are experimenting with participatory democracy, in budgeting, in planning and in city services. Too often, those experiments are small-scale, disconnected and fail to transition from experiment to mainstream. The In...
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Democracy and participation

Citizens’ Call for Transparent Trilogues

75% of EU legislation is decided behind closed doors in the so-called Trilogues, according to procedures that are not envisaged in the Treaties and are not transparent. EU legislation determines up to 80% of the laws that affect citizens...
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Democracy and participation | Education

Academic Participatory Policymaking

Uneven stakeholder consultations advance the perception of the EU as a policymaker ‘behind-closed-doors’. When large corporations spent some €838 million for lobbying in Brussels, academics and small nonprofits have a much weaker positio...
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Democracy and participation

Transform Europe

There is a clear need at present for a broad, European, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance that is dedicated to ensuring the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the EU & its Member States. European...
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Democracy and participation

The Binder

It is well known that women are underrepresented in public debates with on average only 20% of speakers being women. This statistic is a key indicator of gender inequality. The Binder is the first pan-European cross-sector platform for w...
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Democracy and participation | Migration

RISE, Refugees' Ideas and Solutions for Europe

For decades, refugee and migrant communities settled in Europe have been the bridges between newcomers and receiving societies, providing all kind of support and developing local solutions. RISE aims at ensuring refugee and migrant group...
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Democracy and participation

SchengenWatch - people for a border-free EU

1.7 million Europeans cross a border every day, but countries are re-imposing border controls and the very future of a borderless EU, guaranteed by the Schengen Agreement, is currently in question. SchengenWatch will network people toget...
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Democracy and participation | Environment

End Ecocide on Earth

All life on earth vitally depends on intact ecosystems. Our current economic system, however, leads to ecocide, the large-scale damage and destruction of ecosystems. In order to enforce criminal accountability for decision-makers and cor...

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