Turnout at elections is decreasing on all levels. People assume that their vote makes no real difference anymore. A democracy cannot afford low interest in politics, and afford even less, low trust in parties and politicians.
Given our social-democratic tradition we have a specific responsibility to empower people, to make them able to fully exercise their citizens’ rights.
How can we bring people closer to political decision making in times of globalisation – on a national level and in Europe?
21/06/2012 - 09:47
The PES Forum on Active Democracy will start in a few moments.
I am collecting questions and comments so that they can be brought to the discussion.
Keynote speakers of the morning...
06/06/2012 - 15:14
Interim PES President Sergei Stanishev's video message calling to support anti ACTA protests on June the 9th.
05/06/2012 - 14:58
As progressives, we believe in the necessity of defending media pluralism as a basis for democracy. We should be concerned with the limitations to media freedom that are subtly being put into...
05/06/2012 - 12:13
Recent elections in different European countries have brought about significant concerns over the electoral strenght of populist and extremist organizations.
Such organizations have...