• 4th DemocracyNet Workshop

    The Fourth DemocracyNet workshop took place on September 19-20, 2014 at the University of Zurich. It enabled young PhD students and postdoctoral researchers coming from various countries to present and discuss their current research on the broader topic of political participation and citizenship in Europe. Please find the report here.

  • DemocracyNet.eu Workshop: “Researching Citizenship & Democracy in Europe”

    The third workshop of DemocracyNet.eu, “Researching Citizenship & Democracy in Europe,” took place in Zurich on May 31 and June 1, 2013. Its focus was the role of integration and naturalization procedures for citizenship and democracy in Europe. Launched with a debate open to the public among specialists on the question of “Who can decide” in a democracy on May 30, it explored the relationship between (political) integration and democracy and addressed the role of integration for the legitimacy and functioning of the democratic process, and the tensions between integration and democracy. Click here to access the full workshop programme.

  • DemocracyNet.eu Workshop: “Participation, citizenship and democracy in Europe”

    The second DemocracyNet.eu workshop, “Participation, citizenship and democracy in Europe,” took place in Zurich on October 27-28, 2012. It aimed at looking closer into the role of citizens’ participation and democracy in Europe. The focus was on the relationship between (political) participation and democracy. More precisely, we considered the questions of the role of participation for the legitimacy and good functioning of the democratic process and of the tensions between participation and democracy.