"Who bears responsibility for the future of democracy? – A perspective-rich discussion series on the relationship between business and democracy in times of global change, protectionism, and populism." - a joint trialogue series hosted by the "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" Foundation and the Berlin Governance Platform.
Liberal democracies today offer their citizens a level of prosperity like no other political system. As a form of government, democracy generally enjoys very high approval in society – but its daily practice is increasingly viewed skeptically.
Globalization and digitization are changing people's lives. On the one hand, there are new opportunities and possibilities, but on the other hand, there is uncertainty. Many citizens wonder whether politics – but also business, science and civil society – is capable of finding the appropriate solutions to the new challenges. It is high time to discuss how business, politics, organized civil society and science can interact in such a way that democracy and business function together sustainably.
Viable solutions need the participation of all relevant stakeholder groups. The special method of the Berlin Governance Platform's trialoge opens up this necessary diversity of perspectives and creates the opportunity to exchange arguments and explore options for action in an atmosphere of trust. Trialogues are designed to be both practical and participatory by linking theoretical, often complex backgrounds with vivid current and practice-relevant topics and issues.
In our series "Who bears responsibility for the future of democracy?", three one-day events initiated a long-overdue discussion and, in particular, discussed the role of business in interaction with politics and organized civil society in an open, controversial and enriching way for all.
2018 - 2019