About enhancing participation processes

Democ­ra­cy is always under­go­ing change and trans­for­ma­tion and should not be con­sid­ered mere­ly as an end in itself. To address changes in democ­ra­cy and soci­ety, some­times a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the sta­tus quo is not enough. There­fore, we are also work­ing on how cur­rent demo­c­ra­t­ic struc­tures can be made more inclu­sive and equi­table. This means, for exam­ple, that laws must be changed, new struc­tures and process­es must be cre­at­ed, and insti­tu­tion­al actors must be encour­aged to remove bar­ri­ers and open up access to polit­i­cal participation.


As an active inter­me­di­ary between sci­ence, pol­i­tics, and prac­tice we pro­vide impuls­es on how par­tic­i­pa­tion process­es can be rethought and fur­ther devel­oped. We offer new per­spec­tives on the ever-chang­ing nature of democ­ra­cy and demon­strate new approach­es to demo­c­ra­t­ic par­tic­i­pa­tion processes.

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