How it works
Join the project
What role does technology play in the current crisis of liberal democracy in Europe? Is it simply part of the problem? Or can technology be part of the solution?
Chatham House is setting up a commission to explore the questions of democratic governance raised by technological change, and to recommend practical policies to politicians, business leaders and others.
Our Commission is led by a panel of 13 experts on democracy and technology, but we are inviting everyone with insights, ideas or evidence about democracy and technology to contribute and join the discussions.
The project will take place in five phases between autumn 2018 and autumn 2019 and this website will change as we progress towards our final report.
Here’s how you can join in.
Phase 1: Building a community
September 2018–January 2019
We are putting together our panel of experts. Plus we are publishing articles and explainers to get the debate started and reaching out to anyone and everyone who can help.
By the end of Phase 1 we will publish the list of core questions our project will focus on going forward.
Phase 2: Gathering evidence
We’re going to be discussing and inviting evidence around our research questions and we want you to join in. By the end of Phase 2 we aim to have a comprehensive repository of discussions, testimony and data – all the things we need to sift through to answer our core questions.
Sign up and we’ll let you know how we’ll be holding the discussions and how you can join in.
Phase 3: Generating ideas
Users will split into groups to sift through the evidence on each question and we will invite individual users to lead groups alongside our expert panel.
By the end of Phase 3 we will have the solid recommendations alongside that we need to put together our report.
Phase 4: Reaching conclusions
We will integrate our findings and recommendations into a draft research report, which we will invite users to comment on. The final report will be published in the autumn of 2019.
Phase 5: Launch
More information to come.