In November 2018, the European Republic was symbolically proclaimed in an artistic intervention all over Europe, which claimed equal rights for all European citizens. Before the upcoming European elections in 2019, the European Democracy Lab pursues to deepen the initiated debate in a series of citizens’ dialogues in cities in German border regions. Together with citizens and experts, concrete political demands, such as a European association law, voter register or social security, shall now be put to discussion.
The project was designed as a series of interviews with national deputies of Eurozone member states, with the aim of collecting their ideas about the state of European democracy as well as their views on the similarities and differences between the national and European level.
Europe is at a crossroads and the many people who work on shaping and changing it are travelling extensively across the continent – usually without even having the time to talk to local experts, citizens and other like-minded Europeans. In four different workshops, the European Democracy Lab has gathered smart und creative people together to exchange innovative Ideas for a new Europe.