Democracy Debates

Democracy as a political system rests on two pillars. The first one is the process of checking and criticizing the institutions in power in order to ensure ongoing development; the second is the participation of citizens and their integration in all political processes.

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Europe

Europe is on the way to restructuring itself; the expansion-rounds of recent years are creating new boundaries. The European Union, which originated as an economic alliance, has become a political entity, confronted with more and more demands for greater openness, for a stronger democratization process and for increased awareness of social tasks and obligations.

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Media Society

The media shapes and develops information and communication in various ways. Therefore, as the most important information provider to form public opinion, it constitutes a major part in these processes. It influences the organisation of democratic structures and induces the dialogue between citizens and politics.

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Picture Atlas EUrope

Images of Europe

Debate Europe

Debate Europe - Citizen's Opinions on the Future of Europe

Conference

Open Access to Digital Archives and the Open Knowledge Society
Vienna, 21/22 October 2005
organized by the Democracy Center

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