The 6th Democracy Forum

Hello everyone! Welcome to the sixth Democracy Forum!

Every other Wednesday, we’ll share this online space to discuss important questions and topics that have arisen from the Democracy talks in the week before or from blog posts and current events.

Last week, we had an enlightening 6th Democracy Talk featuring special guest Georgios Kostakos from FOGGS, a partner of DEMOCRAT. He presented the project “COVID Education Alliance (COVIDEA).”

Georgios shared insights into how COVIDEA was created in response to the significant shortcomings in our educational systems revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative aims to address these shortcomings and help education systems adapt to the rapidly changing world, ensuring they are better prepared for digital transformations and external shocks. You can read more about the project here.

We invite you to rewatch the talk here and share your thoughts on the following questions or anything related to the discussion with Georgios:

  1. What are the key challenges and opportunities in aligning policymakers’ goals with innovative educational practices?
  2. What steps is COVIDEA taking to ensure its digital tools and technologies protect the privacy and freedom of expression of individuals?
  3. How can technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence improve democratic education in schools?
  4. Should there be a recommendation to limit the use of digital technology in school settings, and is there a risk of losing humanistic competencies?

We look forward to your comments and insights!

Additionally, join us for our next Democracy Talk at 3 pm CET next week Wednesday (July 24th) with Paulina Sekula from the Jagiellonian University Krakow. She will speak about “Gender Inequalities: A Challenge for Inclusive Democracy.”

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