In order to improve political participation, we need to understand it in its full complexities. We therefore work and research to identify and analyse knowledge gaps, deficits, and barriers to political participation. It is important to us to engage with different actors from academia, practice, politics, and civil society and to take into account their different experiences and perspectives. In this approach, we combine different quantitative and qualitative research methods such as representative surveys, interviews, and focus groups.
With our research, we want to understand how people and different social groups experience participation and perceive access or barriers to it. We examine the perspectives of policymakers about these respective issues in order to reduce dissonance between them and civil society.