Democracy is under constant threat and permanent construction. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now in the autumn of 2020 dominating how we all live our lives – and how political leaders are making decisions at the local, national and global level. As the pandemic remains a reality, and as upcoming US elections in November challenge the democratic principles, we consider it the right time to analyse the situation and draw lessons.

This tele-debate with high level speakers builds on the Digital Enlightenment Forum (DigEnlight) conference held in Nov 2019 on Democracy and Media.

Please register your participation in the column at the right.

Moderator: Dr Lieve Fransen

Keynote speaker : Martin Wolf (FT): Democracy will fail if we do not think like citizens.


– Tom Gerald Daly (DEM-DEC): Democracy and COVID Worldwide: Digital Threats and Solutions
– Nuria Oliver (DataPop Alliance): Lessons learned about participation, privacy and contact tracing
– Seda F. Gürses (TU Delft): Privacy by design as Infrastructural Power
– Wieslaw Bartkowski (SWPS Univ): Towards healthy digital technology

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