Call us
PROJECT

EU Democracy Reform Observatory

The EU Democracy Reform Observatory is a joint initiative by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the European Policy Centre, the King Baudouin Foundation, and Stiftung Mercator that aims to foster debate and discussion on modernising European democracy and provide recommendations on how to make democracy and decision-making more legitimate, participatory, and effective in the EU.

In a context both set and shaped by the Conference on the Future of Europe and the watershed moment of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Observatory will:

  • Seek to advance discussion on the role of participatory democracy in the EU, its connection to representative democracy, and better instruments of citizen participation.
  • Reflect on how proposals to reform the EU, brought about by the Zeitenwende, relate to and address the broader state of European democracy.
  • Support EU institutions and decision-makers with fresh and outside-of-the-box thinking.
  • Spark and shape ideas about modernising European democracy through in-depth research, analysis, and debate.

The Project follows on from the Conference Observatory initiative.


PARTNERS

Publications


team

Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Studies
Expertise:
Institutional reform, poly-crisis, differentiated integration, enlargement, reform of economic governance
Associate Director and Head of European Politics and Institutions Programme
Expertise:
EU enlargement, Western Balkans, democracy, citizen participation, populism, political parties
Head of the Transnationalisation Programme & Connecting Europe Project Leader
Expertise:
EU Governance, EU institutions, democracy, Germany, European elections, EU reform
Project Assistant
Expertise:
Transitional justice, civil society engagement, gender-based violence, youth participation

The latest from the EPC, right in your inbox
Sign up for our email newsletter
14-16 rue du Trône, 1000 Brussels, Belgium | Tel.: +32 (0)2 231 03 40
EU Transparency Register No. 
89632641000 47
Privacy PolicyUse of Cookies | Contact us | © 2019, European Policy Centre

edit afsluiten