Horizon Europe, Research & innovation reshaping democracies
Published on: 19/06/2023
The trust in democratic processes around the world is decreasing as the world is facing multiple challenges causing political and economic instability.
The inflation and an impending recession, together with the ongoing threat of climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have contributed to a decline in democracy around the world. The number of people who believe that democracy is the answer to these issues is declining .
Therefore, research on the past and present challenges and tensions in democracy can help to better understand and strengthen democracy, its resilience and stability. It will foster democracy’s further development with a view to enhancing representation, participation, openness, pluralism, tolerance, the effectiveness of public policy, non-discrimination, civic engagement, the protection of fundamental rights and the rule of law. These reflect the European Union’s values as defined in Article 2 of the EU Treaty.
This booklet gives an overview of the projects that were selected for funding under the Horizon Europe 2022 call “Reshaping democracies” (HORIZON-CL2- 2022-DEMOCRACY-01 and 02).