Our Projects

We work across Europe, at every level, to open up new democratic opportunities. Find out more about our recent work.

Populism and Civic Engagement (PaCE)

The Populism and Civic Engagement (PaCE) project is aiming to understand aspects of populist movements, to build upon the lessons from positive examples of connecting with citizens, and through this play a part in constructing a firmer democratic and institutional foundation for the citizens of Europe.

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Healthy, Clean Cities Deep Demonstrations

How can we make climate change a democratic issue, not a technocratic one? We are helping European cities to put people at the centre of Europe's ambitious climate transformation.

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Participatory Budgeting in Scotland

Find out more about our work on in Scotland on participatory budgeting and access our resources.

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PRODEMO is a project to improve the awareness on EU citizenship rights and inclusion of mobile EU citizens - it is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) program of the European Union.

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Climate Engagement in the West Midlands

Engagement workshops for West Midlands Combined Authority, to support a regional climate action plan and provide insight on longer-term direction for citizen and council involvement.

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Public Engagement for Newham Democracy Commission

A programme of public engagement to inform Newham’s Democracy and Civic Participation Commission. Centred on a fortnight of engagement targeted at seldom heard voices.

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Beyond the Rules

Partnership between Lankelly Chase Foundation, the Democratic Society, Dark Matters Lab, Black Thrive and York Multiple Complex Needs (MCN) Network, using action inquiry to understand systems that perpetuate severe and multiple disadvantage.

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Public Square

Public Square is Demsoc’s action research project to draw together tools and learning on participation in local democracy. We share everything we learn on the Public Square website.

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