Health of Democracy in High-Income Countries: Restoring Trust in the Digital Era

12:00 - 13:20
Room 206, Shaw Centre

"Many high-income countries find themselves at a particular juncture in history. Faced with a declining level of trust in government and a rapidly evolving digital landscape, new threats and challenges to traditional democracies have emerged. This fishbowl session will bring together high-level political and civil society leaders to explore how their countries are responding to these challenges in order to protect - and reinvigorate - the health of their democracies. Questions that may be asked include:
  1. How can we engage citizens ‘beyond the ballot box’ in a meaningful way?
  2. What tactics are deployed to tackle fake news and misinformation, especially when they influence elections?
  3. What has been done to successfully open up the connections between money and politics?
  4. How can citizens and governments work together to help tackle corruption, especially around procurement?
  5. How can governments effectively respond to citizen movements and their demands?"

Theme: Open track

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Open Government Partnership (OGP)

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Fishbowl


Paul Chaffey, State Secretary to the Minister of Digitalisation, Norway, Lee Jaeyoung, Deputy Minister of the Interior and Safety, South Korea, Catherine Williams, Deputy Commissioner of the State Service Commission, New Zealand, Saskia Esken, Member of Parliament, German Bundestag, Germany, John Weigelt, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada, Canada, Teele Pehk, Project Lead, Open Knowledge Estonia, Estonia

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