Innovations in European Democracy


LGiU Ireland and The Democratic Society invite you to an evening of ideas and innovations reforming democracy in Europe: an informal networking event hosted in partnership by LGiU Ireland and The Democratic Society, with a short panel discussion and presentation, followed by a drinks reception.

In the wake of Brexit and Trump, Europe is responding to the need to dramatically improve democracy. Drawing on our international experience of working in democracy at local to supra-national level across Europe, we will provide an overview of the innovations happening all over the continent, exploring citizen participation and democratic governance. What can we learn from them and how could these ideas work in an Irish context?

This event is a chance to get up to date the latest best practice at the forefront of European democracy, network and meet others interested in this field. Join us to look at possible solutions for strengthening links between Ireland and Europe, increasing public trust and revitalizing democracy at this pressing time.