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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 | 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

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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Arts and cultural activities | Migration

“Breathing in Reverse

This ‘social inclusion’ project zooms in on refugees in their new environment.Two artists will spark a dialogue by sharing narratives between refugees and locals on the spot (children and adults), with new perspectives through: 1. artist...
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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

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 | 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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Arts and cultural activities | Social inclusion

DeFence

We would like to bring divided communities closer to each other. Therefore we invited photographers, social scientist, urban&community developers to map together cities and localities where real and imaginary fences were built up. After ...
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Democracy and participation

Talk Real

TalkReal is an internet TV show discussing the most urgent political, social and cultural issues for Europe. It brings together leading intellectuals, activists, artists, journalists and others for in-depth discussions which do not shy a...

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