Inclusive citizenship in a world in transformation

The multiple environmental, economic and social crisis of our world in transformation tests the capacity of our societies to ensure democratic participation, build political trust, and create societal consensus. Citizen participation and co-creation processes are therefore critical to support representative democracy processes and improve the quality of political decisions.

The EU-funded project INCITE-DEM aims at enhancing inclusive participation and civic engagement, while expanding democratic innovation and dynamic feedback mechanisms between citizens and institutional actors in Europe.

Based on high quality research, the project will experiment with inclusive design processes for democratic innovation in practice, by setting up Democracy labs in 6 European countries. Experiences and research will be translated into specific policy guidance and strategic policy roadmaps for a sustainable, inclusive, and innovative democracy in a world in transformation.

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The project is supported by the Horizon programme of the EU.