A woman holding a red object
A woman holding a red object

How sustainable is our democracy?

Thursday 11 May 2023, 8 pm - 10 pm
A Radboud Gesture

Democracy is under pressure. The Dutch childcare benefits scandal, climate crisis and nitrogen crisis have made the vulnerabilities of Dutch democracy painfully visible. How to deal with them? And what should we (not) pay attention to? What role does political distrust play? What innovations can turn the tide? Which innovations are rather stories of miracle doctors? And how can you yourself contribute to making our democracy sustainable?

These questions guide the 'sustainable democracy' workshop. The workshop follows a Carousel format where short lectures alternate with interactive sessions. In doing so, participants are taken on a journey through various challenges and innovations of contemporary Dutch democracy.

The session is organised by the Hot Spot Sustainable Democracy of Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University, where scientists from a wide range of disciplines explore how democracy can be renewed and made sustainable. In this Radboud event, we share key insights from the research, make them practical and let participants get started themselves.

After the session, participants will have insight into the challenges of contemporary democracy, know more about what innovations can make democracy sustainable and have had the opportunity to experiment with democracy in game form themselves.

Anyone interested is welcome! Feel free to drop-in from 7.30 pm.

This workshop is in Dutch. Register via this link

Location: Municipal Council Chamber Gemeentehuis Nijmegen (Korte Nieuwstraat 6, Nijmegen)

Thursday 11 May 2023, 8 pm - 10 pm
Contact information

Organiser: Nijmegen School of Management. Bert Donks and Laura Fekken (Career Service & Alumni) together with the Hot Spot Sustainable Democracy.

E-mail address: alumni [at] fm.ru.nl