The STG Transnational Democracy Programme is an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional hub committed to producing action-oriented research that empowers the public in policy making across borders.
Through its seminars and publications, the programme interrogates cutting edge innovations in representative, direct and deliberative democracy and synergies between these forms of engagement. The programme adopts a holistic ethos towards institutional change and is concerned with civic participation of all kinds - from elections to referendums to social movements and citizens’ assemblies.
The Programme shares the notion that Europe’s future depends on a global understanding of politics. Particular attention is therefore given to the question of how the EU can learn from efforts to transform institutions around the world, and the role Europe can play in fostering an interconnected democratic renewal to tackle matters of planetary importance.
Transnational Democracy Blog
The Transnational Democracy Blog serves as a platform for reflection and debate on ways to innovate democracy beyond the state. Everyone is invited to contribute!