Author Archives: Melanie Kryst

Digital Open Space: How is local participation possible in times of Covid-19?

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Participation often takes place where citizens know they can immediately change something. Ada Colau postulates the ‘politics of proximity’ as strategic advantage of cities and sees it likewise as their duty to deliver on that promise. How does participation take place when spatial proximity in times of Covid-19

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The strength of civil society

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Our executive director Daphne Büllesbach speaks out for a transparent participation of civil society organization within European politics: they bring expertise, methods, networks and campaign power in order to help sharpening the social-ecological transformation. You can read the column published by the Maecenata Foundation here.

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“Working Poor, Minimum Wage and Pension Security” – How must good Economic and Social Policy be designed today?

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Working Poor, Minimum Wage and Old Age Security– how must good economic and social policy be designed today? How do global competition and digitalisation effect companies, and what impacts do these developments have on national economic policies? These were the topics discussed in-depth on Friday, 15 March 2019,

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Report of our Trialog „Urban Mobility: A new traffic system for Berlin?“

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The first Trialog of the project New Urban Agenda Berlin, which we promoted together with the Technical University Berlin, dealt with the question how a new traffic system in Berlin should look like. Participants of science, politics and administration, the private sector and civil society organizations have talked about

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