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We are talking to policy makers 19th May – online event open to the public

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Background and objectives The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our democratic societies, posing unprecedented challenges to personal freedoms, the reliability of information and, ultimately, the ability of democratic institutions to cope with the rapidly changing societal demands. This adds up to a tumultuous decade for European democracy, that saw the rise of populist movements and...

D5.7. A two-day Democracy event

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The report presents the key findings of the European Democracy Lab organized online on the 19th of November 2021, under the umbrella of the PaCE project. The goal of the European Democracy Lab was to address and respond to the key findings of local democracy labs that emerged from the deliberation of participants in seven European countries on “Trust in authorities in the time of Covid-19...

The Rule of Law Crisis and the Future of EU Governance – Dr. Ruzha Smilova

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The CEU Democracy Institute hosts the eight conference of the BRIDGE network event series “The Rule of Law Crisis and the Future of EU Governance” in collaboration with the DCU Brexit Institute, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Boen and Bolzano. The conference is organized online on the 27th and 28th of January 2022. Dr. Ruzha Smilova, from the Centre of Liberal...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...