Populism and Civic Engagement

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D5.6. Synthesis report outlining the ley findings from Local Democracy Labs


The report presenting the key findings from Local Democracy Labs carried out in seven European countries: Italy, Iceland, Spain, Scotland, Hungary, Poland, and Bulgaria has been released as a collaborative effort of the City of Reykjavík, Iceland – Dr. Roxana Elena Cziker, and the Democratic Society based in Brussels – Sophie Kiesouw and Alecsandra Ziętek. The common topics revealed...

Resilience, trust, and populism in a democratic society. PaCE conference and workshop with academics and policy actors in Reykjavík, 26th and 27th of October 2021


The PaCE event, conference, and workshop on policy strategy has been organized by the City of Reykjavík, in collaboration with the University of Iceland and the LIbrary Gerðubergi on the 26th and 27th of October 2021. The event was built on the main findings of the PaCE Local Democracy Lab in Iceland and aimed to create and apply evidence-based methods on policy innovation based on academic...

Populism and Civic Engagement Conference


A conference summarizing research findings on populism in Europe, carried out within the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The PaCE event aims to present findings from our research carried out by the PaCE consortium partner institutions and, together with participants and stakeholders, develop the approaches to connect research with policy-making.  Thematic tracks Understanding...

A brand new infographic “EU was once a club of liberal democracy. Not any longer” by Takis Pappas


Following the expansion of the EU over the last seventy years, this infographic depicts the evolution, and relative decline, of Europe’s post-war liberal democratic rule. Back in the 1950s, and for three decades thereafter, all member states had solid liberal democratic governments. The Union was in fact meant to be an exclusive club of liberal democracies. But things did not turn exactly that...

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OECD database with analysis of democratic innovation released with summary at: https://citoyensdedemain.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Innovative-democracy-in-the-world-Here-are-the-numbers-En-1.html #democracy #citizens #oecd #data data at https://airtable.com/shrHEM12ogzPs0nQG/

The slides, recording of the session and links to the papers from the online workshop on "Simulating Politics" last week (part of the PaCE project conference) are at: http://cfpm.org/sim-politics @popandce #popandce #politics #simulation #abm #workshop

Thanks to everyone from around Europe as well as our local participants for taking part in our local democracy lab today with @popandce. Fantastic insights and discussion on trust and open government; what works and how it could be improved.

EU conference on modelling for policy support next week (https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/event/2021-eu-conference-modelling-policy-support-collaborating-across-disciplines-tackle-key_en) - free. Including our paper on the need for systematic model comparison on Mon, 11-12.45 http://cfpm.org/discussionpapers/267 #policy #modelling #modeling #rigour #evidence

A variety of online sessions today as part of the "Populism and Civic Engagement" online conference. From 10am CET. To listen go to https://pace-conference.b2match.io/ #popandce #populism #politics #socialscience #abm #ml #socialscience #conference #engagement

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