ALDA joined the Deliberative Democracy Institute exchange at Kettering Foundation in Dayton (USA) on 10-14 July.

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The Kettering Foundation is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, which was founded in 1927 in order to “sponsor and carry out scientific research for benefit of Humanity”. In the early 70’s, the Kettering Foundation reorganised itself as a private operating foundation. Working with external collaborators and researchers, the foundation began to focus on basic political research, striving to understand how citizens and political systems can work together. Foundation’s primary research question today is: “what does it take to make democracy work as it should?”

The Eastern Partnership Coordinator and Project Manager of ALDA, Nino Tvaltvadze, and the Director of Local Democracy Agency of Armenia, Lusine Aleksandrian, participated in the Deliberative Democracy Institute exchange, which brings together scholars, journalists, community leaders and civil society practitioners who use a range of strategies designed to improve civil society by encouraging citizen participation and advancing knowledge of democratic practices. During the DDI exchange, participants explored the conditions under which citizens assume responsibility for changing their communities and consider the ways that deliberative approaches may provide a possible model for decision making.

This year, the event brought together about 150 participants from all over the world. ALDA’s delegation was also joined by the representatives of Istituto Scientifico Biomedico Euro Mediterraneo, Federica Marangio and Alessia Rochira from the University of Salento, and Marco Gregorio Marinaci from the Education Department of Education and Science. The participants of DDI are people who have a wide range of interests and the same desire: to understand and develop ways for ordinary people to have a greater role in shaping their own future.In this edition, all participants explored interesting cases from India, Fiji, Argentina and other countries. Gathered in the regional groups throughout the world, they had named and framed issued representing the most common concerns of the society. The members of the regional group Europe worked together on such issues like polarisation, migration crises, as well as the lack of participatory democracy.

After this interesting and positive experience, the participants start to contextualise their own experiences in the lens of deliberative politics. ALDA is very proud to be part of this process and share the common concerns of other people in the world about civic participation, participatory democracy and empowerment of communities.

We would like to thank the Kettering Foundation for the active cooperation and inspiring events, where the feeling is that we are not alone in the struggle to make people’s lives better.

روابط مفيدة

Kettering Foundation website

ALDA joined the Deliberative Democracy Institute exchange at Kettering Foundation in Dayton (USA) on 10-14 July.

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The Kettering Foundation is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, which was founded in 1927 in order to “sponsor and carry out scientific research for benefit of Humanity”. In the early 70’s, the Kettering Foundation reorganised itself as a private operating foundation. Working with external collaborators and researchers, the foundation began to focus on basic political research, striving to understand how citizens and political systems can work together. Foundation’s primary research question today is: “what does it take to make democracy work as it should?”

The Eastern Partnership Coordinator and Project Manager of ALDA, Nino Tvaltvadze, and the Director of Local Democracy Agency of Armenia, Lusine Aleksandrian, participated in the Deliberative Democracy Institute exchange, which brings together scholars, journalists, community leaders and civil society practitioners who use a range of strategies designed to improve civil society by encouraging citizen participation and advancing knowledge of democratic practices. During the DDI exchange, participants explored the conditions under which citizens assume responsibility for changing their communities and consider the ways that deliberative approaches may provide a possible model for decision making.

This year, the event brought together about 150 participants from all over the world. ALDA’s delegation was also joined by the representatives of Istituto Scientifico Biomedico Euro Mediterraneo, Federica Marangio and Alessia Rochira from the University of Salento, and Marco Gregorio Marinaci from the Education Department of Education and Science. The participants of DDI are people who have a wide range of interests and the same desire: to understand and develop ways for ordinary people to have a greater role in shaping their own future.In this edition, all participants explored interesting cases from India, Fiji, Argentina and other countries. Gathered in the regional groups throughout the world, they had named and framed issued representing the most common concerns of the society. The members of the regional group Europe worked together on such issues like polarisation, migration crises, as well as the lack of participatory democracy.

After this interesting and positive experience, the participants start to contextualise their own experiences in the lens of deliberative politics. ALDA is very proud to be part of this process and share the common concerns of other people in the world about civic participation, participatory democracy and empowerment of communities.

We would like to thank the Kettering Foundation for the active cooperation and inspiring events, where the feeling is that we are not alone in the struggle to make people’s lives better.

روابط مفيدة

Kettering Foundation website