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Safe WWW: Strategies to claim a safer space on the Internet | 23.02.2020, 17.00 – 18.00 UTC+1

Re:think Alliances online panel discussion in cooperation with Frauendomäne and CIVA Festival

Democratic communities and open societies are built on dialogue. What happens, however, to this fundamental principle of discourse when debates in online spaces become increasingly polarised and polarising? How can we create safe spaces on the internet – which political and legal measures are needed and which concrete solutions are there on the ground? The studies and initiatives presented in our discussion all deal with the question of how to make the internet a better place: by mapping the online ecosystem of extremists and proposing counter-measures, by creating a network of counter speech initatives and helping victims of online hate, or by using technological tools to advance positive narratives and images.

The online panel discussion takes place on February 23, 17.00 – 18.00 (UTC+1). Please visit the CIVA website for registration and the full festival timetable.

Please note that the talk will be in German language

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NED Democracy Community Call, 25.02.2020 | 16.30 – 18.00 UTC+1

Our next monthly Democracy Community Call, supported by the National Endowment for Democracy, will take place on February 25, 16.30 – 18.00 UTC+1.

We will talk about “citizen participation and lobbying for a more democratic Europe” with Alberto Alemanno (Founder and Director, The Good Lobby) und Nagy Dénes András (EUstrat – Coordinator of the European Citizens‘ Initiative Research Group, Minority SafePack Initiative). We will critically examine possibilities of participation, such as the European Citizens’ Initiative, and ask whether projects such as the currently announced Conference on the Future of Europe will contribute to a more democratic Europe.

Registration and further details: