Transfer activities

 

DemocracyNet.eu’s members have organized a number of activities with the aim of engaging with other research groups or of contributing to ongoing projects and public debates on democracy, its demands, its limits, and its requirements within democracies.

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2017
  • The participative festival ICI-La Dérivée invited DemocracyNet.eu to organize three ‘politics’ events during the Summer 2017 in their space in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. Members of DemocracyNet.eu organized a “Chasse au trésor” (scavenger hunt) on democracy on July 21, a participative discussion about the future of the city on July 22, and an “Apéro Votations” (Popular vote apéro) on September 3 to provide all people interested with an opportunity to get information and debate about two issues put to the popular vote in the end of the month.
  • DemocracyNet.eu supported the Congress “Reclaim Democracy,” which took place at the University of Basel on February 2-4, 2017, and one of our managing board members, Lukas Peter, organized a workshop for the Congress: “Democracy and the Commons.” About 40 participants joined the discussion that revolved around four main topics: (1) a general definition of the commons, (2) the tragedy of the (unmanaged) commons as propagated by Garret Hardin, (3) overcoming the tragedy with Elinor Ostrom’s eight design principles, (4) the enclosures of the commons – yesterday and today.
2016
  • DemocracyNet.eu collaborated in the organization of the workshop and public event “The Law of the Commons,” which took place on November 24, 2016 at the University of Zurich. Prof. Ugo Mattei (International University College Turin, and University of California) gave feedback to the participants. After the workshop, Mattei gave a public lecture on the topic “The Ecology of Law”. His very passionate lecture on the historical or “ecological” development in legal theory and the necessity to develop a legal system that cultivates commons lead to a very lively debate.
  • The public debate “Elfenbeintrum oder Arena: Wissenschaft in der Demokratie” closed the 2015-206 events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms” on October 20, 2016, at the University of Zurich. University Professors (Svenja Goltermann and Thomas Widmer) and public intellectuals (Katja Gentinetta and Michael Hermann) discussed the role of (social) scientists and philosophers in our contemporary democratic societies and in Switzerland in a lively discussion moderated by the journalist Peer Teuwsen.
  • DemocracyNet.eu organized a public lecture by the political philosopher Philippe Van Parijs on “Justice, Democracy, and the Unconditional Basic Income” at the University of Zurich, the second event of the series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms,” On February 18, 2016. Thanks to the collaboration with Institut Zukunft, the lecture was followed by a discussion of the arguments for and against the adoption of the unconditional basic income between Philippe Van Parijs and the economist Reiner Eichenberger (Uni Fribourg), moderated by the economic journalist Philipp Löpfe – before the popular vote on the topic in Switzerland on June 5, 2016.
2015
  • In the frame of the events series “Democracy: Bridging Facts and Norms,” DemocracyNet.eu members have started gathering a series of podcast interviews with advanced scholars on the relationship between empirical and theoretical/normative research on democracy.
2014
  • DemocracyNet.eu collaborates again with the institut franco-allemand (dfi) for the forum “It’s our Europe!, in which participants of the forum discuss their ideas regarding institutional participation mechanisms in Europe.
2013
2012
  • DemocracyNet.eu collaborates with the institut franco-allemand (dfi) for the forumIt’s our Europe!”, running a chat session, in which participants of the forum discussed their ideas regarding institutional participation mechanisms in Europe with researchers.
  • DemocracyNet.eu takes part in a symposium focusing on “Creative participation” in October 2012. The event is held at the educational institution Haus am Maiberg in Germany and primarily addresses representatives of the education sector.

 

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 Posted by editor on 1. December 2011