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CfP - Challenges of Democratic Innovations in Europe (Research Workshop)

Institute for Political Science

In democratic political systems, the main actors of representative democracy are party leaders, elected parliamentarians, and cabinet members. In addition to these, there are other ways of decision-making in a democratic political system such as participatory and deliberative democracy. These involve citizens and non-governmental organizations that aim to improve the social acceptance and effectiveness of political decisions. Research on democratic innovations focuses on successful practices and methods aimed at changing democratic governance and political structures to improve them. Such innovations range from direct democracy (e.g. referendums, agenda initiatives, recall) to deliberative practices (e.g. deliberative polling, consultative mini-publics, participatory budgeting etc.) in offline and online settings.

 

 

 

 

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The activities of the research group Give Kids a Chance in 2018

Give Kids a Chance

The research team provides professional-methodological support for district and settlement programs aimed at improving children's chances and preventing the reproduction of disadvantages in the framework of a European Union co-financed consortium tender (EFOP-1.4.1-15 "Professional Support for Integrated Program for Children"). The primary objective and task of the research group is to assist the planning of Hungarian social policy interventions with policy-oriented research, analysis and evaluation.