The conference is a concluding event to summarise the findings of a four-year work of the Workgroup Practices, within COST Action CA 16211 RECAST Reappraising Intellectual Debates on Civic Rights and Democracy in Europe. The aim of WG Practices is researching the civic practices regarding civic rights claims, exercise of rights, conflicts of rights, as well as studying the democratic practices, in particular deliberative practices, of civic agents (individuals and groups), and their representations and ambivalent effects on democracy’s own growth and how they compare transnationally.
After studying The Role of Practices at the Intersection of Civic Rights and Democracy (the topic of the first conference of the group) and The New Forms of Social and Political Mobilization: Reinventing Democracy and Civic Rights? (the topic of our second conference), the proposed conference will analyse the challenges but also the promises of new technology for democracy and civic rights in Europe.
In addition to the members of the WG Practices, the event will attract scholars from universities and research organization from Europe and beyond.