In this episode of the Vienna Coffee House Conversations, Ivan Vejvoda hosts Europe's Futures Fellow of the IWM and ERSTE Foundation Ieva Česnulaitytė for a discussion of current issues facing the world's democracies.
They examine the declining trust in democratic institutions, the rise of populism, and increasing political polarization. Česnulaitytė brings her background in democratic innovation to talk about the role of citizens' assemblies and participatory governance in addressing these challenges. The conversation also covers the impact of technology on cross-cultural deliberations and the importance of face-to-face interactions in community trust-building
Learn more about Ieva Česnulaitytė here.