Our Projects

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

Innovation in Democracy Programme

The programme supported three local authorities to involve residents in decision-making through an innovative model of deliberative democracy – citizens’ assemblies.

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Scotland's Climate Assembly

100 people brought together to learn, discuss and making recommendations on how Scotland can best tackle climate change

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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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Open Governance Network for Europe

A network connecting and driving debate, learning, and innovation in open governance to improve democratic participation, transparency, and accountability in the European Union.

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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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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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Learning from Camden's COVID-19 Response

Research with Camden Council, and their partners, to learn from Camden’s response to Covid-19, exploring themes such as collaboration, power and decision making and the changing role of frontline worker.

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