#EURef: ‘That’s Democracy’: but is it the type of democracy we want?

The Democratic Society is more committed than ever to helping bring about a more participative democracy. Many people may feel a lot of cognitive dissonance around democracy right now. 17.4 million people seemingly disagree with 16.1 million people, and just fewer than 13 million people, who were eligible to vote but chose not to, have not had a say at all. However, a decision has been made and people may say ‘well that's democracy.’ But is it the type of democracy we should hope for? As many have pointed out referendums can be…Read more

Britain can be the real winner of the EU referendum: why we all need to be talking about Europe

  ‘How (not) to talk about Europe’  is a recent publication from the independent think tank Britain’s Future, that advises both the ‘In’ and ‘Out’ campaigns to change their narrative so as to involve and engage the wider public, leaving a lasting legacy of public participation. In this sense, we all need to be talking about Europe.    Here’s what we’re doing wrong: the debate has started and campaigns are pressing on ahead with rhetoric and branding, but the majority of the population have been left behind. They’re in the dark - ill informed…Read more

Future Europe: Talk Europe

On the 10th February 2014 European Commission is holding an event at the Royal Institution in London called the 'Citizens' Dialogue'. Attendees will meet with European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding and have the opportunity to shape new policy ideas for the European Commission. If you would like attend this event please register here. Talk Europe: European Dialogue In advance of the Citizens' Dialogue Event we are running a discussion centred around three themes, two of which are currently live: The questions that are currently live are: What should your rights be as a citizen of the…Read more

Future Europe Event

On the 7th December Demsoc are holding an event for people aged 18 to 30 and we would like you to be involved. This event will be about Europe, how we solve the problems currently facing the EU and what the future holds in store. The event will have two parts. The first is an introduction to the structures and functions of the European Union, the benefits of involvement, the problems it faces and the effect of Brussels politics on our day-to-day lives. The second part of the event will be putting you…Read more
Future Europe Event

Future Europe Event

On the 7th December Demsoc are holding an event for people aged 18 to 30 and we would like you to be involved. This event will be about Europe, how we solve the problems currently facing the EU and what the future holds in store. The event will have two parts. The first is an introduction to the structures and functions of the European Union, the benefits of involvement, the problems it faces and the effect of Brussels politics on our day-to-day lives. The second part of the event will be putting you in…Read more