European Democrats look back at 2020
European Democracy Lab Podcast / Bonus Episode
The COVID19 virus which appeared in our lives at the beginning of 2020 unraveled European politics. From the Basque country to Bavaria, passing through Cyprus, the Netherlands, and France, the elected members of the IED have been ...
Youth & politics: Lowering the Legal Voting Age?
European Democracy Lab Podcast / Episode 6
There is a revival of political activism across the Old Continent. In the last years, young Europeans have been calling on governments to defend democratic values, tackle climate change, better manage the integration of migrants ...
The Digital Divide
European Democracy Lab Podcast / Episode 5
Will the digital revolution tear apart our societies? The gap between those who understand the technology and those who do not have become generational and it's a crucial challenge for Democracy. All over Europe, governments seem ...
Rule of law and the fight against corruption in Europe: focus on Bulgaria
European Democracy Lab Podcast / Episode 4
Corruption in Bulgaria is not a new phenomenon. The country, which is ranked 74th in the world by the NGO Transparency International, has the worst record in the European Union for the seventh consecutive year. Is the EU acting ...
Climate Change and Sea level Rise. Can Venice be saved?
European Democracy Lab Podcast / Episode 3
In a world disrupted by climate change, the rise of sea levels represents a crucial challenge for the future of cities, communities and, more generally, of our ecosystems and our cultural heritage. Venice is a perfect example. ...
Democracy and Social media
European Democracy Lab Podcast / Episode 2
Social networks today are a major place for the political debate. But why do populist political parties dominate the digital public space? For this second episode, the European democracy lab Podcast talks to Jon Worth, political ...
New priorities for the Democrats after the COVID crisis
European Democracy Lab Podcast / Episode 1
What lessons should Europe learn from the COVID crisis? In this first episode of the 'European Democracy Lab Podcast' series, Francesco Rutelli, President of IED, believes that the EU must engage in the Green deal, review its ...