33 years after Romania’s first free elections, democracy remains unfinished.
Taking place in Bucharest on Saturday May 20, 2023, UNFINISHED Democracy seeks new, creative and productive ways to gather across political affiliations and disciplines.
Launching in an extraordinary evening at the Ateneul Român, the mission of UNFINISHED Democracy is to find concrete ways to make democracy more resilient, near and far.
With democracy faltering within and across borders, this gathering of minds strives to be the hyphen between worlds that typically don’t meet, even if they share both planet and politics.
We believe that democracy needs an urgent upgrade and that we the people must be part of it. Join in!
There are four different ways to contribute to UNFINISHED Democracy.
1. Attend our Evening of Democracy at the Ateneul Roman from 19:00 to 21:00 [invitation with RSVP only] or watch live on Digi24.
2. Join the citizens’ consultation from 9:30 to 17:00 and turn your vision for a better democracy into actionable policy recommendations. Participants in the consultations are automatically invited to the Evening of Democracy!
3. Sign your children up to Kids for Democracy from 9:30 to 17:00 to turn their vision for the future into creative public projects.
4. Submit your own ideas or recommendations for better governance so they may inform and inspire this mission.
DEMOCRACY CONCERNS US ALL
In May 2023, an unprecedented survey on the state of democracy in the region was conducted by Atlas Intel and EIDOS Foundation on the occasion of the launch of UNFINISHED Democracy.
The results of this large-scale public consultation, aimed at producing an MRI of democracy across Romania and the Republic of Moldova, were first presented in the evening of Saturday May 20th 2023. View or download the results here:
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Attended by application
The Future of Democracy
KIDS FOR DEMOCRACY
Attended by application
Government of Children Workshop
[11-15 YEAR OLDS]
Speaking in the Name of the Wolf Workshop
Dêmokratía Mural Completion I
Dêmokratía Mural Completion II
EVENING OF DEMOCRACY
Attended by invitation only
Democracy is Not Free
A Message of Resilience
Law as a Democratic Safeguard
The Power of the People
Government of Children
In the Name of the Wolf
Democratic Challenges in Midst of Psychocultural and Technological Changes
Technology & Democracy: Can Tech Advance and Protect Democracy in the Age of AI?
If I Was President
Democracy: a Continuing Story
An Unfinished Discussion
President of the Democracy & Culture Foundation
Rector & Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Babeș-Bolyai University,
International Human Rights Lawyer
The Lord Griffiths
of Burry Port
Member of the House of Lords & Member of the UK Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of the Council of Europe
Artist & Poet
Cellist & Founder of New Hope Music
Senior Director, Democracy Forward Initiative, Microsoft
Head of Political Risk at AtlasIntel
Political Risk Analyst at AtlasIntel
Journalist, News Anchor & “Focus on Europe” Host
More to be announced soon!
Organizers & Partners
UNFINISHED Democracy marked a milestone in the three-year-long Building Blocks for Democracy, launched by the Democracy & Culture Foundation. It acts as one of the five people-driven consultations that the DCF ran across the planet in 2023, after having first interrogated experts in 2022 on the same five key areas of democracy.
The results from this first-of-its-kind, citizen-driven project consist of concrete, detailed policy solutions to issues linked to “the power of the people”. They were presented at the 2023 Athens Democracy Forum along with results with the other four areas of focus: people, parties-money & influence, voting, information & disinformation, and the balance between legislative and executive power.