Name and description of the research project :
Cities as Arenas of Political Innovation in the Strengthening of Deliberative and Participatory Democracy (EUARENAS)
Project EUARENAS is an international interdisciplinary project within the Horizon 2020 programme. Its goal is to investigate the question of how grassroots urban initiatives can combine elements of participatory and deliberative democracy.
In order to achieve the goal, the project will comprise new theoretical approaches to study of deliberation and participation together with methodologically innovative case studies across Europe.
The analysis of local activities will allow us to assess to what extent it is possible to combine these two types of democracy and develop a political model based on real dialogue and the search for a compromise.
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