Les prochaines votations fédérales arrivent le 24 septembre, et comme chaque fois, on comprend pas toujours tout. Du coup, si vous non plus vous ne voulez pas nécessairement passer des heures à tout lire sur ces sujets tout-e seul-e, ou si vous voulez partager votre savoir éclairé avec d’autres personnes intéressées, on vous invite à venir en apprendre plus sur les sujets soumis au vote populaire et à papoter AVS et sécurité alimentaire lors d’un

APÉRO VOTATIONS

le dimanche 3 Septembre
de 18h à 19h30

à La Dérivée au Quai de Nogent

Yverdon-les-Bains

DemocracyNet.eu a invité à La Dérivée deux experts concernés par ces votations (Noémie Roten, collaboratrice scientifique à Avenir Jeunesse et Francis Egger, Membre de la Direction de l’Union Suisse des Paysans) pour expliquer ces projets de loi et les enjeux qui y sont liés. Notre modérateur-challenger (François-Xavier Viallon) poussera nos experts à rester le plus objectifs possibles et à dire toute la vérité; il invitera ensuite le public à poser ses questions et à discuter sans experts. Le tout au bord du lac, avec des boissons fraîches, une bonne ambiance, un food-truck, et des voisins tout aussi intéressés!

Ouvert à tous et toutes (même, voire surtout si vous ne vous êtes pas encore du tout informé sur ces votations)
Gratuit
Rejoignez-nous avec ou sans casse croûte et boissons !

Par DemocracyNet.eu
pour et avec ICI-La Dérivée

Avec l’aide de membres du Conseil des jeunes d’Yverdon-les-Bains et de la Commission de jeunes du canton de Vaud, et le soutien de easyvote.ch

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 18. August 2017
 

Research workshop “Citizenship and Democracy”
September 11-12, 2017
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Organizers: DemocracyNet.eu and Doctoral Program Democracy Studies (NCCR Democracy)

The objective of this research workshop is twofold. First, we aim at fostering interdisciplinary academic discussions between DPDS students, members of the DemocracyNet.eu network, and other junior researchers interested in the study of citizenship and democracy. Each participant to the workshop will have the opportunity to present a research project or a working paper, and receive feedback from other scholars on their current research. Second, we aim at fostering collaboration and team-work among researchers by exchanging ideas, creating a network of researchers in the field, and sharing knowledge to initiate new projects. The second day will be devoted to developing new projects.

Program overview:

Monday, 11 September (Room AFL-E003)
09:30-10:00 Opening: Welcoming the Participants and presentation of DemocracyNet.eu
10:15-12:15 Panel I: Citizenship in (Non-)Democracies
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Panel II: Patterns of democratic participation
15:00-15:30 DemocracyNet.eu: Presentation of past, present and possible projects
15:45-18:00 Workshop Session I: DemocracyNet.eu project mapping

Tuesday, 12 September (Room AFL-003)
10:00-12:00 Panel III: Challenges to democracy
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:00 Working Session II: DemocracyNet.eu project mapping
16:15-17:00 Evaluation and closing of the workshop

Full program here

If you wish to attend the workshop, please register by sending an email to lukas.peter@ife.uzh.ch by September 6, 2017.

 9. August 2017
 

DemocracyNet.eu is back from a fantastic week-end in Yverdon-les Bains!

DemocracyNet.eu was invited by the NGO ICI to create events for the politics week (semaine politique) as part of the participative festival La Derivée. As the key concept of La Derivée is to motivate passers-by from Yverdon and the surroundings to step out of their comfort zones and engage in new activities, a group of DemocracyNet.eu members organized on July 21, 2017, a sort of democratic, discursive experiment with the involvement of local politicians and activists as well as experts from research and city planning, and, most importantly, the public.

“Yverdon-les-Bains demain? Réflexion collective”

The inspiration for this event came from the desire of our hosts, ICI, to act with regards to what they and other people from Yverdon (dis)like about Yverdon-les-Bains and make their city more liveable. We took this specific desire as a starting point for our experiment: How can we make a larger public think and discuss, in a constructive, informed, inclusive and respectful way, about what their city is, and what it could be?

Our sort of deliberative experience took place in several steps. In order to enable the discussion to reflect the concerns of the public, we based our selection of topics for discussion on the inputs of the visitors of La Dérivée who put their ballots into two boxes beginning Thursday, July 20: One of the boxes was labelled with “What I like in Yverdon” and one “What I don’t like in Yverdon”. We gathered about 60 responses during the three days, despite the bad weather.

Inputs from the public

Before the panel discussion on Saturday, July 22, we opened the ballot boxes and put them up on a laundry line once sorted by topics. After their arrival at 5pm, the panel guests and the moderator read, reflected upon, and discussed about the topics that were brought up by the public. This preparation for the panel already led to very interesting first exchanges showing that some of our guests were surprised by the input and other weren’t at all.

These are some of the issues that were brought up: Continue reading »

 27. July 2017