Innovating democracy is an initiative to bring citizens, politicians and government officials together to explore the future of democracy. Is democracy in a state of crisis? Rising populism in politics and media, growing social inequality and disenfranchised citizens raise the question: what is the future of our democratic system? On the positive side there are many groups taking initiative to make democratic processes more direct and participative. They are looking for new ways to participate!
Political parties have traditionally been the linking pin between the state and society, but what will their role be in the future? How can and should they redefine their role in the light of these changes? During this conference practitioners from all over the world will reimagined our democratic institutions by exploring new forms of participation and new technological applications.