About d|part

d|part is a non-prof­it, inde­pen­dent and non-par­ti­san think tank. The focus of our work is to research and sup­port dif­fer­ent forms of polit­i­cal participation.


With our research, we seek to con­tribute to a demo­c­ra­t­ic soci­ety in which all peo­ple can voice their opin­ion as well as par­tic­i­pate and con­tribute to polit­i­cal process­es. Thus, we need to bet­ter under­stand, strength­en, and enhance polit­i­cal participation.


In our work, we use evi­dence-based research and sci­en­tif­ic exper­tise to gain new insights to inform pol­i­cy and social debates and to active­ly dis­sem­i­nate to dif­fer­ent tar­get groups. These include state insti­tu­tions, politi­cians, and polit­i­cal par­ties as well as civ­il soci­ety organ­i­sa­tions, the media, and pub­lic admin­is­tra­tions. Espe­cial­ly, we want to engage with and advo­cate with our research for social groups that are oth­er­wise reached less fre­quent­ly or with greater dif­fi­cul­ty by “the politics”.


We have par­tic­u­lar exper­tise in work­ing on the par­tic­i­pa­tion of social groups that are often polit­i­cal­ly under­rep­re­sent­ed. As such, we focus on address­ing and enhanc­ing the polit­i­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion of young peo­ple, peo­ple with migra­tion biogra­phies, and peo­ple with low­er socio-eco­nom­ic status.