What if digital citizen participatory practices were the key to restore trust in political processes?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season 2, No. 6
Representative democracy is in crisis. Public confidence in the accountability of democratic representation has experienced a steady decline, both within and outside the EU. For many citizens, political actors are distant figures ...
What if the EU achieves digital sovereignty?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season 2, No. 5
Regulating the chaotic digital world is a tough job, but the EU's got to do it. With their solid political capital and advanced legislative tools, the EU institutions are today at the forefront of the global campaign to rein in ...
Is it too late to save biodiversity?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season 2, No. 4
Why is preserving biodiversity so relevant to our lives? Would living in a world without bumblebees be so critical? The basic idea behind biodiversity is interdependence: every element of the system is interconnected. We must act ...
What if we used culture to prevent conflicts?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season2, No. 3
Throughout history, culture, ethnic and religious identity have been at the very heart of armed hostilities, uprisings and wars. Cultural differences and conflicting identities seem to be primarily divisive. But in many other ...
What if we immunised citizens from fake news?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season2, No. 2
Disinformation campaigns in Europe, whether driven by domestic or external actors, bring about harmful effects on the public debate, by disseminating distrust towards institutions and science. And with a massive vaccination ...
What if we put local banks at the heart of Europe's sustainable growth?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season 2, No. 1
What if the world of finance wasn't all about the big financial players of our times? What if, by focusing on the big financial institutions, European leaders overlooked the "real" elephant in the room? This podcast is exploring ...
What if hydrogen were to become the main energy source in Europe in 2050?
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season 1, No. 8
The EU Commission recently published a strategy to develop hydrogen energy. The aim is to encourage the production of "clean" hydrogen from the electricity of renewable origin and to make this clean hydrogen a viable solution to ...
Gender inequality on the labour market during COVID-19
European Democracy Lab Podcast, Season 1, No. 7
The impact of COVID19 on gender violence is already well known. But people are less aware of the consequences of the pandemic on gender equality in the Labour market. The COVID19 crisis is unraveling the progress that had been ...
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, Season 1, No. 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, Season 1, No. 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, Season 1, No. 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, Season 1, No. 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, Season 1, No. 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, Season 1, No. 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 ...