The role of organisations acting as a bridge between Europeans and governments (civil society organisations, political parties, trade unions, etc.) needs to be reinforced as this will create positive synergies for society.
Governments and administrations should boost effective civic education and digital literacy at all levels to encourage people to become active in society. It is also critical that administrations ensure fair and affordable digital access for all so that people can participate in democratic processes.
Administrations should take more decisive steps to establish deliberative bodies that reinforce democratic societies and representativeness at all levels.
Flavio Grazian (ECAS’ European Participatory Democracy Manager) facilitated the event.