Democracy of the Future

Democracy of the Future

Today, democracies around the world are under increased national and international pressure. Trust in democratic actors and institutions is declining, while right-wing populist movements and authoritarianism are on the rise. This is shifting political discourse to the right and threatening democratic values.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is committed to fostering democracy, the rule of law, equality, and civic education. We want to enhance the involvement of civil society expertise in political decision-making and open up more opportunities for direct participation in the political process. Political advice and British-German dialogues are key instruments in our promotion of democracy.

Discussions around democracy are an integral part of FES UK’s work. In recent years, we have worked on projects on citizens’ assemblies, the (non-)representation of certain social groups in Parliament, and tackling the right-wing populist push to retrovert gender relations.

In our efforts to strengthen and sustain democracy, we also work closely with our Democracy of the Future office in Vienna. Together, we seek democratic solutions to the social problems faced by the UK.

Latest Events

Wednesday, 18.11.2020 - Berlin | Democracy of the Future | Event

Digitalisation, structural change and demographic change are leading to upheavals in the labour market.


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Thursday, 16.03.2017 - London | Democracy of the Future | Event

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung London in collaboration with the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) invited trade union and business…


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Wednesday, 01.03.2017 | Democracy of the Future | Event

FES London and IPPR hosted a workshop on the transformation of the labour markets fuelled by digitisation and automation.


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In November 2016 FES London and the New Economics Foundation (NEF) jointly hosted a workshop in London to discuss and debate new technological trends…


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Wolfgang Schroeder (November 2016): The debate about the digitalisation of production has been given fresh stimulus around the world. No other growth…


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Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen (2016): In 2013 the low-skilled accounted for 23 percent of the German workforce. Low-skilled work, generally done by workers…


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Eva Ellereit, Dr. Christian Krell, Dr. Tobias Mörschel (Edt. 2015): In November 2015, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organised a broad congress on…


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Thymian Bussemer, Christian Krell, Henning Meyer (January 2016): The Digital Revolution is reshaping our societies and the pace of change is set to…


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Progressive Economy Initiative supported by the S&D Group (January 2016): The ‘Journal for a Progressive Economy’ aims to foster an informed and…


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Henning Meyer (December 2014): The digital revolution associated with the Second Machine Age is likely to create major public policy challenges.…


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Daniel Buhr (April 2015): Industry 4.0 – a digitised and networked production – is still a vision, but global competition for the best ideas and most…


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Daniel Buhr (2015): Industry 4.0 is more than just technical innovation – it’s also social innovation. Hence, we need to analyse closely the…


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