Programme

27 June
9:30 - 10:30, Issues and challenges for current democracies

Prof Raul Magni-Berton and Dr Clara Egger will deliver the workshop

10:30 - 11:00, Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30, Why is there a need to deepen democracy? Seizing the current democratic moment

2 speakers will have a joint lecture on current threats on democratic inclusiveness (including group discussion 30’)

12:30 - 14:00, Lunch break

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14:00 - 15:30, Existing strategies to strengthen democracy: lessons learned from recent initiatives

J.B Pilet and another invited speaker will deliver the workshop

15:00 - 15:30, Coffee break

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15:30 - 17:30, Group work on participants initiatives and contexts
19:00 - 22:00, Dinner
28 June
9:30 - 10:30, Workshop in national language

Together with the registered participants we will set up workshops in several languages based on the interests and spoken languages of the school attendees.

10:30 - 11:00, Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30, Plenary restitution of group work and discussion
12:30 - 14:00, Lunch break

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14:00 - 15:30, Personal / group work

Developing an action plan to deepen democracy in participants’ contexts

15:00 - 15:30, Coffee break

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15:30 - 17:30, Next steps : the League of Democratic Cities and opportunities for further support
29 June (optional)
9:30 - 10:30, TBD
10:30 - 11:00, Coffee break

Speakers

Clara Egger

Clara Egger

Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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. She co-authored several academic publications on direct democracy and provided policy advice about how to introduce such institutions in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. She is a member of the executive board of Democracy International. Her latest book “A new democratic frontiers? Direct democracy Institutions in globalised world (co-authored) with Raul Magni-Berton is forthcoming at Routledge.

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 in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 10 books. He also provides policy advice to local and national French institutions. He is currently finalising a book entitled “A new democratic frontier? Direct democracy institutions in a globalised world”, co-authored with Clara Egger, to be published by Routledge.

Email: raul.magniberton(at)iepg.fr

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

Note: The participation fee is 1200 euros for 2 days, and 1450 euros for 3 days.

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