Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations - Report launch

Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations - Report launch


Recent initiatives involving new methods for fostering greater citizen participation in European countries have attracted much attention. Yet new forms of participation have also emerged in other countries and regions around the world. Our Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations Report puts the spotlight on these innovations and the lessons we can learn from them.

Please see the agenda in the Resources section for more information on how to register.


16 November 2022

09:00 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 10:45 Global democratic innovations: lessons for the EU

What can EU member states learn from democratic innovations in other parts of the world? This session explores the findings of our report and some of the key lessons emerging for our ten case studies. It will also look at the role of new civic participation in Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian invasion.


  • Richard Youngs, Senior Researcher Carnegie Europe & EDH Co-ordinator
  • Colin Scicluna, Head of Cabinet for European Commission VP for Democracy & Demography (TBC)
  • Olga Burlyyk, Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam

Moderated by Lizza Bomassi, Deputy Director Carnegie Europe

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:30 Scaling-up & systematisation: Moving away from experimentation

This session will delve into some of the case studies from our project and examine innovations in select countries and regions around the world. It will also feature short videos from our researchers looking at innovations in Asia and Africa.


  • Thamy Pogrebinschi, Senior Researcher WZB Berlin
  • Levan Kakhishvili, PhD University of Bamberg

Moderated by Carolin Johnson, EPD Policy & Research Coordinator

12:30 -13:00 Networking lunch


Boulevard Charlemagne 80

45.8162176, 8.6310912


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