The ‘New Democracy’ Series
From 20 January 2016 onwards Netwerk Democratie together with European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and Pakhuis de Zwijger organize a series of evenings about current changes in European politics and democracy. The evenings deal with themes such as transparency in the government and new forms of governance.
Central to this series of talks are the bottlenecks which are encountered by people in every major European city. For instance, many cities in Europe lose their cultural identity to gentrification and commercial interests. In addition, as citizens, we lose an increasing amount of public space to the government and we collectively have less trust in it. These kinds of bottlenecks put pressure on the legitimacy of our democracy and there is an increasing demand for a new way of organizing the society.
On the basis of various theme evenings, we look for answers to the question of how this new democracy can be organized. We invite speakers from differing areas of expertise to discuss how issues such as urban planning, cultural and community initiatives, protection and preservation of public space and participatory governance can be addressed.
The video’s of some of the New Democracy evenings can be watched here:
New Democracy #1: In Transition
New Democracy #3: The Cultural Commons in the City
New Democracy #6: Femke Halsema: Politieke Cultuur en Mediacratie
New Democracy #7: Benjamin Barber: What if Mayors Rule the World?
New Democracy #9: Saskia Sassen
New Democracy #10: David Bollier and the City as a Commons
New Democracy #12: Implementing Digital Democracy
New Democracy #13: European Commons Assembly
New Democracy #16: Who’s afraid of The People?
New Democracy #18: Democratie en de vrije markt
New Democracy #19: Democratie in de circulaire stad
New Democracy #20: Beyond the Experiment
New Democracy #21: Designing Democracy
New Democracy #22: Christian Felber: The Common Good Economy
New Democracy #23: Toekomst van circulaire gebiedsontwikkeling
New Democracy #24: Digital Commons
New Democracy #25: Resilient Democracy in the 21st Century
New Democracy #27: Macht in Mokum
New Democracy #28: Empowering Women in the Digital Era
New Democracy #30: Co-creatie in de stad
New Democracy #31: Overcoming Social Division
New Democracy #32: Tech for Good
New Democracy #34: Maatschappelijk Leiderschap
New Democracy#35: Herman Tjeenk Willink roept op
New Democracy #36: Common Europe
New Democracy #38: Future Democracies