New Democracy

  • Pakhuis de Zwijger 179 Piet Heinkade Amsterdam Netherlands

Radical, cultural and creative practices of democratic innovation from across Europe

Together with Netwerk Democratie and Pakhuis de Zwijger, we organise New Democracy, a series of events on democratic and cultural renewal in Europe from a citizen’s perspective. 
More and more urban communities are confronted with urgent challenges on a daily basis. Many European cities are losing their cultural identity to gentrification processes due to commercial interests. Migration puts new pressures on cities but also offers opportunities to re-think themselves. This debate series explores different city policies and alternative practices which are reinvigorating democracy and transforming our cities and regions for the common good. We will meet people who are part of a growing movement of urban citizen co-development who are tackling issues on urban planning, cultural community initiatives, safeguarding and preservation of public space and participatory governance.

The series is part of the Europe by People programme and FabCity campus, in the framework of the Dutch Presidency from January – July 2016.