Team

Clara Egger

Clara Egger

Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Clara Egger coordinates the programme of the DeepDem Summer School. Her research concerns direct democracy institutions globally – with a specific focus on their historical development and their impacts on international cooperation – and the dynamics of de-democratisation processes after a crisis. 

Email: egger(at)essb.eur.nl

Raul Magni-Berton

Raul Magni-Berton

Full Professor, Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs, European School of Political and Social Sciences

Raul Magni-Berton coordinates the programme of the DeepDem summer school. He holds a chair in Comparative Direct Democracy and directs the BA program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He specialises in the comparative approach to democratic institutions, assessing their diversity and quality.

Email: raul.magniberton(at)iepg.fr

Anna Proskurina

Anna Proskurina

Academic Project and Communication Officer

Anna is a coordinator and communication manager of the DeepDem Summer School. She works at Democracy International with Direct Democracy Navigator, academic projects and communications.

Email: proskurina(at)democracy-international.org

Jean-Benoit Pilet

Jean-Benoit Pilet

Professor in political science, Université libre de Bruxelles

Jean-Benoit Pilet is Professor in political science at Université libre de Bruxelles (uLB, Belgium). He coordinates the project POLITICIZE on citizens’ attitudes towards democracy and its reforms. He has especially worked on Europeans’ views about direct democracy and deliberative democracy.

Email: Jean-Benoit.Pilet(at)ulb.be

Andreas Müller

Andreas Müller

Managing Director, Democracy International

Andreas is a Managing Director of Democracy International

Email: mueller(at)democracy-international.org

Kim Graves

Kim Graves

Doctoral Student

Kim Graves is a doctoral student at the Catholic University of Lille, France. She is researching the emergence of direct democratic institutions globally. Kim supports the team of the DeepDem.

Email: kim.graves(at)univ-catholille.fr

Organising institutions

Democracy International

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There are people all around the world who commit their lives to strengthening citizens’ participation and direct democracy. Democracy International supports such democracy activists in building campaigns and organisations. It shares knowledge and legal expertise on direct democracy. Also Democracy International campaigns for more democracy at the transnational level. Democracy International’s goals are to give citizens a direct say in political decision-making and to make governments more accountable.

 

Direct Democracy Navigator

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The Direct Democracy Navigator is the world’s largest online database for Direct Democracy currently documenting around 2.000 instruments of direct democracy in more than 100 countries on the national, regional and local levels.

 

European School of Political and Social Sciences

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ESPOL, the European School of Political and Social Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary education geared towards careers in politics and Europe. Heir to the School of Social and Political Sciences, created within the Catholic University of Lille in 1894, ESPOL emphasizes human values and an ethic of responsibility essential for orientation in the contemporary world.

 

 

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