Revitalising Democracy in Times of Division

What are the current challenges for democracies in Europe and what is the role of research in addressing them? This is the overall topic of the German EU council presidency conference “Revitalising Democracy in Times of Division – The Role of Social Sciences and Humanities” that will take place on 28 and 29 October 2020 in Bonn.

The conference will provide an international platform for academia, research policymakers, and stakeholders from civil society to discuss recent research results and how these results can be transferred to actors outside academia. Furthermore, the conference will debate new, challenging research questions related to the topic of democracy that need to be addressed in the future.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research invites you to become part of this discussion and to participate in shaping a vision for future research funding in the area of democracy and societal cohesion!

The registration process for the conference is expected to open in June 2020.

The event will take place at the World Conference Center Bonn - a venue that directly links to the topic of democracy: It served as the home of the German Federal Parliament (the “Bundestag”) between 1992 and 1999. The event is organised by DLR Projektträger on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Commission.

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