The first European Civic Academy “Democracy in Europe: missing links “ will be held on 8-9 October in La Rochelle, France.
European Civic Academy will look into the complex questions raised by citizens’ disenchantment, practice, and expectation with regard to democracy. For a long time now, democratic disenchantment has constantly been on the increase because of the growing gap between electoral promises and what elected representatives actually do, by the corruption that occurs where the vested interests of economic and political forces meet, by the lack of transparency of decision-making processes which affect peoples’ lives, by growing social inequalities, by institutional disregard of popular mobilizations about access to rights, by the fear of exclusion, by poverty, and by growing state racism.
Culture Action Europe organises a special workshop on “The decline of democracy and the raise of loneliness: how to fight fragmentation?” on 8 October. Follow live on Twitter #eca2016
Culture Action Europe participates in this gathering as part of the Civil Society Europe (CSE) platform. CSE brings together 28 European networks of civil society organisations working towards regenerating the European project around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy.