"Who is responsible 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 of the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" 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 a very high level of approval in society - but its day-to-day practice is increasingly viewed with scepticism.
People's lives are changing as a result of globalisation and digitalisation. On the one hand, there are new opportunities and possibilities, but on the other, there is uncertainty. Many citizens are asking themselves whether politics - but also business, science and civil society - are in a position to find the right solutions to the new challenges. It is high time to discuss how business, politics, organised civil society and science can interact in such a way that democracy and the economy can work together sustainably.
Sustainable solutions require the participation of all relevant stakeholder groups. The special method of the Berlin Governance Platform's Trialogues 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 illustrative 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, the role of business in interaction with politics and organised civil society was discussed in an open, controversial and enriching way for everyone.
2018 – 2019