6 September 2021
It is our mission to improve the way European policymakers communicate and collaborate.
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9 August 2021
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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.
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2 July 2021
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by Caspar Kolster and Helena Wittrich

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.
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16 December 2019
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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.
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Outcomes Report
10 December 2019
Outcomes Report
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.
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Outcomes Report
14 November 2019
Outcomes Report
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.
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23 July 2019
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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.
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12 July 2019
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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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Outcomes Report
25 June 2019
Outcomes Report
from the Sixth Mercator European Dialogue, 2019

Up against challenges that are symptomatic of system failure, like broken institutions, economic malfunctions, and mass distrust, MPs come together to answer an important question: how do we keep societies together in times of disruption?
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27 May 2019
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by Caspar Kolster, Isotta Ricci Bitti, Chiara Rosselli, and Ronith Schalast

If administered innovatively, the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly could set a precedent in the field of interparliamentary dialogue, becoming a new type of champion toward future cooperation.
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