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Spring 2017 | Doing Democracy Differently

Spring 2017 | Doing Democracy Differently

SID-NL and NIMD Spring Debate Series: Doing Democracy Differently In our spring debate series, SID-NL and NIMD look at global and inspiring forms of new political engagement, with a link to the political developments in the Netherlands such as the elections campaign and the aftermath of the Dutch elections. A...
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13 June | Doing Democracy Differently: Opportunities of Social Media

13 June | Doing Democracy Differently: Opportunities of Social Media

This session will discuss the increasing important role of social media in politics and how this affects outcomes of elections and political processes. Social media have become essential in today’s protests. But is Twitter and Facebook not making activists very vulnerable to repression? And why are hackers so easily taking advantage of digital election processes?...
16 May | Doing Democracy Differently: Opportunities for Youth Activism

16 May | Doing Democracy Differently: Opportunities for Youth Activism

Young people are at the heart of lots of civic activism worldwide today. Given the enormous challenges of closing civic spaces, are youth offering new ways of political engagement? Are they addressing new themes and priorities? And do they do so in different ways?  Maybe making more links to music and cultural events? And are...
18 April | Doing Democracy Differently: Participatory Budgeting

18 April | Doing Democracy Differently: Participatory Budgeting

At the second debate session on ‘Doing Democracy Differently’ we will highlight alternative democratic practices such as participatory budgeting. At local levels we see new initiatives popping up everywhere which aim to change politics by organizing communities differently. Typical examples are participatory budgeting initiatives from Latin American cities: how have these experiences spread over the...
21 March | Doing Democracy without Political Parties?

21 March | Doing Democracy without Political Parties?

SID-NL, NIMD and ISS are organizing a debate on Tuesday 21 March from 16hrs till 17:30 at ISS on the question: can we have democracy without political parties? This debate is part of a series on doing democracy differently. This debate initiative is partly responding to the emergence of populism everywhere which seems to downplay...
13 December | Trivia Night

13 December | Trivia Night

Because of the steep decline in financial aid for organisations such as SID, in line with this Fall’s ‘A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?’ theme, we are launching our very own crowdfunding campaign. In order to continue our work, we need your help: support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for...
1 December | SID-NL Human Library

1 December | SID-NL Human Library

Help SID-NL raise funds for our SID-ISS Spring Debate Series on global development issues. Support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for debate, for people to gather, discuss ideas, and expand their knowledge.   As part of this campaign, we present to you: The ‘Human Library’, where you can lend out people instead of...
10 November | SID-NL Game Night

10 November | SID-NL Game Night

Because of the steep decline in financial aid for organisations such as SID, in line with this Fall’s ‘A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?’ theme, we are launching our very own crowdfunding campaign. In order to continue our work, we need your help: support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for...