Modern democracy is struggling. It is being put to the test by the existential threat of the climate crisis, the digital revolution and social inequality. We are increasingly realising that innovation – incremental improvements within the given democratic frame – will not suﬃce in meeting these challenges. It takes transformation – the rethinking and rebuilding of the democratic frame itself – to equip democratic societies with parameters that enable them to positively adapt to a shifting world.
Change-makers from both civil society and politics face the pressing question: how must we transform democracy, so that it can regain lost ground? How can political systems meet the needs of their citizens without sacriﬁcing our planet?
This year’s Innocracy Conference focuses on the ‘How’ of democratic transformation. We will take two perspectives:
We will look at the "Outer How" of democratic transformation: what kind of democratic reforms and institutional changes are necessary to respond to the climate crisis and the technological transformation?
At the same time, we will look at the "Inner How" of democratic transformation: what do citizens, communities and societies need to be able to imagine and master democratic transformation? What skills, mindset and societal structures are required so that people can co-create a better democracy?
These two perspectives will guide the conference’s three content streams: Sustainable Democracy, Digital Democracy and Democratic Mindset.
Der Eintritt ist frei.
Kontakt für Rückfragen:
Die Veranstaltung wird im Rahmen des Bundesprogramms "Demokratie leben!" gefördert.