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Report on the PaCE Local Democracy Lab in Hungary


The report presenting the main outcomes of the PaCE Local Democracy Lab in Hungary has been released as a result of the collaboration of local organizations Dialogue Association and AKE in Hungary, the City of Reykjavík, and the Democratic Society. The Hungarian version of the report is also available for participants on the Google Site especially created for the event in Hungary. The...

D5.4. Recommendations of new forms of public participation


The report presenting the guidelines containing the recommendations of new forms of public participation has been release by the PaCE team: Sophie Kiesouw, Aleksandra Ziętek and Mel Stevens from the Democratic Society and Roxana Elena Cziker from the City of Reykjavík. This report provides a comprehensive and innovative overview of designing and running online participatory processes aimed for...

Report on PaCE Local Democracy Lab in Scotland


The report containing the PaCE Local Democracy Lab outcomes in Scotland has been released, as a joint collaboration between the City of Reykjavík and the Democratic Society. The report is also available on the Google Site especially created for the event in Scotland and shared with the participants to the democracy lab in Scotland. Please find out more about the outcomes of the democracy lab HERE.

A unique opportunity to discuss relevant issues related to democracy and the Covid-19 pandemic in Poland.


The fifth PaCE Local Democracy Lab will be organized in Poland on June 10, 2021. The lab creates a virtual space for civil society and under-representative groups for an open discussion on the perception of power, trust, and democracy. Local Democracy Lab creates an opportunity for the residents of Poland to discuss their viewpoints and concerns on how the local authorities handle the pandemic...

Dr. Ruzha Smilova, about Illiberal Constitutionalism? Against ‘Genders’ in Bulgarian Constitutional Discourse


A very interesting approach about the “genders” in Bulgarian Constitutional discourse has been introduced by Dr. Ruzha Smilova from the Center of Liberal Strategy in Sofia, Bulgaria in the frame of the debate about the gender topic organized by the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, the University of Belgrade. The entire presentation of Dr. Ruzha is available on the Youtube...

A brand new infographic “Spot the populists!” by Takis Pappas


A new infographic “Spot the populists!” has been released by Takis Pappas, University of Helsinki, Finland. The infographic presents a hierarchical systematization of all parties into clear defined types that are mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive. We invite you to discover the populist parties within the party universe HERE.

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Populism has risen in politics, but studies on populist governance and policy making are in short supply.

#DEMOS_H2020 has organised a panel on the topic for the #IPPA Conference in Barcelona. @popeurope will join.

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