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OUR PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE TAKEAWAYS AND POLICY HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR ACTIVITIES, OPINION PIECES, AND ESSAYS BY POLICY EXPERTS AND MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE POLICYMAKERS WITH USEFUL AND CRISP ANALYSIS WHILE ALSO CREATING A PLATFORM FOR POLICYMAKERS FROM ACROSS EUROPE TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS.
Outdated political infrastructures may be edging us towards a democratic system failure as decision-making processes are no longer fit for purpose in today's society. Beyond blaming individual policies or politicians as the root causes of political dissatisfaction, we should be taking a closer look at the way in which we design our political dialogue and deliberation spaces, the essential 'how' of politics.
Even though participatory process has been around for a long time, and in spite of its recognized benefits, applying it to policymakers is not very common. The Open European Dialogue has done so with a growing network of parliamentarians from all over Europe. This guide outlines steps to a well-designed participatory process.
Insults and denigration form part of the daily political news, often highlighting rifts between political camps. This article investigates whether this perceived shift in politcal rhetoric reflects polarization of the party and electoral landscape in the EU, and how polarization may hinder efficient policymaking.
by Thanos Dokos, former Director-General at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
In order to forward the broad reforms needed to address the security risks of their citizens, members of the European and national parliaments alike need to build their expertise on the internal and external threats facing Europe.
from the Mercator European Dialogue Workshop in Barcelona, 2-3 May 2019
Today, the proliferation of fake news is a top concern among Europeans. Members of network come in to discuss fact-checking, disinformation, and fake news in the context of the upcoming European Parliament elections and beyond.
from the MP Meeting at the European Forum Alpbach, 2019
Data collection has become a necessary tool for governments, but this workshop to policymakers highlights the need for strong checks and balances and a clearly defined mandate for governments to protect personal data from misuse.
by Rosa Balfour, Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund; and Lorenzo Robustelli, Director of Eunews
Italy’s struggles with the EU’s management of migration and the economy are emblematic of dilemmas that pertain to other countries as well. Addressing them would be in the interest of not just Italy, but the entire Union.
by Lorenza Antonucci, Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham
There is a growing distrust toward national and EU institutions among those who are dissatisfied with their living and working conditions. To find policy solutions, policymakers ought to first understand the drivers of this 'social malaise.'
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